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  • noun cricket A series of deliveries at an unguarded wicket at the end of a non-first-class cricket match, used to decide the winner of a drawn match.


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  • Lancashire's third consecutive quarter-final defeat was every bit as hard for their players to stomach as the empty feeling of losing a bowl-out in the Old Trafford indoor school last year.

    Mark Pettini leads Essex to thrilling T20 victory over Lancashire

  • If it had kept on raining, the game would have gone to a super-over, or a bowl-out. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • If the game is then washed out once more, it will be decided by a bowl-out.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • After winning the competitive North Group with eight wins from 10, Glen Chapple's men came unstuck in the last eight when they lost in an indoor bowl-out against Somerset.

    Cricket365 | Cricket

  • The maximum he could do with the last ball was to hit the six and force a bowl-out and the 20-year-old batsman did exactly that.


  • Chasing a modest total of 124, Nepal could muster only 123 runs from its maximum 20 overs, requiring the match's result to be decided through a bowl-out, in which Nepal outplayed Kuwait


  • West Indies 'reserve pace bowlers are involved in something of a bowl-out ahead of the Tests and all-rounder Dave Bernard, who swung the ball impressively, and Lionel Baker were the stand-outs in dismissing Essex for 263.

    ECB Latest News

  • However, Nepali batsman Binod Bhandari lofted the last ball of the match for a six making imminent a bowl-out for a clear result.


  • The Super Over rule replaced bowl-out which, the committee felt, was not testing every department of the game -- bowling, batting and fielding.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • ABU DHABI: Debutante Binod Bhandari hit the six off the last over to force a tie and Nepal defeated Kuwait 3-2 in bowl-out in the ACC Twenty20 Cup Group B match at the Zayed Cricket Stadium here today.



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