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22 Why should it be the other way around??!




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This article is from the RSC/UKSC Cricket FAQ, by Ganesh with numerous contributions by others.

22 Why should it be the other way around??!

Contributor(s): Ken Wessen, Fabian and others.
Normally, in a string of adjectives, the last one
is considered the most fundamental characteristic, and
the first one the least fundamental.

Thus a fast-medium bowler *ought* to be fundamentally
medium,while a medium-fast bowler ought to be fundamentally
fast. Thus cricket terminology has chosen to go against
the conventions of the english language.



 

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