As someone interested in word origins in general, and also one whose favourite sport and hobby is cricket; I am very intreagued as to the origins of some cricketing terms we see in the sport.
Bowling terms such as "chinamen" and "yorker", even the name of some of the fielding positions "silly (point/mid on/mid off)", "third man" and the terms "fine" and "square".
What things actually determined the meanings of these words??
Add your own if you can think of any others.