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