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    Benaud is the only commentator to call the googly a "bosie" with any regularity & as he was (in the pre-satellite telly era) the only Aussie voice we heard over here I just assumed it was an Australian expression. So blame Richie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    "Was a ball that so mystified the batsman that it made him 'Goggle', this not wholly satisfatory but probably as close as we are likely to get"

    Silly

    This is from the 1878 Aussies the first white Australian team to tour England, Harry Boyle was said 'to be silly, to stand so close, to the batsman'.

    Both of these are from "The Dictionary of Cricket" by Michael Rundell.

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    Here is a list I found taken of some common cricketing terms taken from The Dictionary of Cricket: Origins of Common Cricketing Terms
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    Here is a list I found taken of some common cricketing terms from The Dictionary of Cricket: Origins of Common Cricketing Terms
    Ha! from the horse's mouth:

    Bosie
    A term used exclusively by Australians, who named the delivery after its inventor, Englishman B.J.T. Bosanquet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cameeel
    Really? Can't honestly say I've ever heard anyone refer to a googly/wrong 'un as a bosie in Aus or anywhere else.
    I have heard it hundreds of times, though I am older, I still hear it on occasions. Surprised that you have not heard it from Benaud he uses it a lot. Maybe now that you know the word you will notice it more often
    You know it makes sense.

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    s******... "bosie" - sounds rude doens't it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79
    s******... "bosie" - sounds rude doens't it
    It was the nickname of Lord Alfred Douglas, who was on closer than nodding terms with Oscar Wilde, if you catch my drift....

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    Oh dear.

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