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Synonyms for bowler

a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket

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a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins

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a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim

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It was a sight to see the professionals bowling like demons for the hard cash, for whenever a stump was hit a pound was tossed to the bowler and another balanced in its stead, while one man took #3 with a ball that spreadeagled the wicket.
No subtleties are lost up there; and if ever a bowler was full of them, it was A.
"With a pitch to help me, I'd have done something big; as it is, three for forty-one, out of the four that fell, isn't so bad for a slow bowler on a plumb wicket against those fellows.
For the first time that morning the Fynes saw the front door of the awful house open and the objectionable young man issue forth, his rascality visible to their prejudiced eyes in his very bowler hat and in the smart cut of his short fawn overcoat.
The scouts were hot and tired; the bowlers were changed and bowled till their arms ached; but Dumkins and Podder remained unconquered.
Away runs Jack, shouting and trusting to the chapter of accidents; but the bowler runs steadily under it, judging every spin, and calling out, "I have it," catches it, and playfully pitches it on to the back of the stalwart Jack, who is departing with a rueful countenance.
They would look upon it as a snare of the tempter; and I know that in my own case I only began to be shocked at the blackness of my nails the day that I began to lose the first whiteness of my soul by falling in love at fifteen with the parish organist, or rather with the glimpse of surplice and Roman nose and fiery moustache which was all I ever saw of him, and which I loved to distraction for at least six months; at the end of which time, going out with my governess one day, I passed him in the street, and discovered that his unofficial garb was a frock-coat combined with a turn-down collar and a "bowler" hat, and never loved him any more.
He could spar better than Knuckles, the private (who would have been a corporal but for his drunkenness, and who had been in the prize-ring); and was the best batter and bowler, out and out, of the regimental club.
As if unable to grasp what is due to the difference of latitudes, he wore a brown bowler hat, a complete suit of a brownish hue, and clumsy black boots.
"Most of our members in the winter leagues are crown green bowlers so why cannot more summer bowlers come indoors for the winter?" Tonight's annual meeting is open to everyone at the six rink centre that was opened in December 2007 by then world No.2 flat bowler Greg Harlow.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 1 (ANI): Delhi's bowling coach Rajkumar Sharma on Sunday said that India pacer Jasprit Bumrah is 'world's best fast bowler' after he scalped his maiden Test hat-trick against West Indies.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar join the list of disgruntled fans and critics who condemned Jofra Archer's conduct after he struck Australia's Steve Smith on fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
Bowler bows out of Baggies ALBION'S award-winning programme editor Dave Bowler has left the club after almost 19 years.
It was after ages on Friday that fast bowler Hasan Ali finally managed to deliver an unplayable yorker the first by a Pakistani pacer in the Nottingham ODI to dismiss a well-set Tom Curran.
Summary: Pakistan bowler now third among all-time high wicket-takers