- either of two lines, each with a wicket set lengthwise at the center, marking the limit of a bowler's approach in delivering the ball to the opposite wicket.
Origin of bowling crease
First recorded in 1745–55
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He stands between point and short-slip, in a direct line with the bowling-crease, at a distance of about twelve yards.
- cricket a line marked at the wicket, over which a bowler must not advance fully before delivering the ball
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