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Bowled over

The expression bowled over comes from cricket where someone is hit by a cricket ball and falls to the ground, or is "bowled over" This is clearly demonstrated at a recent match between Worcestershire and Somerset. Here a young player has been bowled over, perhaps by the large

chap who looks a bit guilty to me


Bowled over

The expression bowled over comes from cricket where someone is hit by a cricket ball and falls to the ground, or is "bowled over" This is clearly demonstrated at a recent match between Worcestershire and Somerset. Here a young player has been bowled over, perhaps by the large

chap who looks a bit guilty to me


comments (25)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2011, 00:37
Guilty in a smug sort of a way...
Bill Phillips: He does look a bit on the smug side
agree with Ray grin
Bill Phillips: how you can be smug in shorts like that.....
Good to know a little background on the phrase! Fun photo you've got here, poor little guy!
Bill Phillips: Not a word of truth in it....or is there?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2011, 07:04
OMG, thatg are legs - man-legs!
Bill Phillips: Shorts like this should not be allowed in public
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2011, 07:25
And the crowd are beside themselves!
Bill Phillips: Worcester fans seldom get excited....they have forgotten how
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 31 Aug 2011, 07:40
The mighty Somerset march on but look to be missing out on trophies once more. I rarely go to watch them for whenever I do they lose, this year at Bath against Essex in the T20.
Bill Phillips: I couldn't believe they lost the T20 final again. Still they can still win the 40 over bash.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2011, 08:03
And here I thought it came from the game of bowling, Bill. grin
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bowl+over

Regardless, I love the term. I wonder if Astrid and I will be "bowled over" by seeing someone we don't expect on Sunday?! That would be a good time to use the expression. HA!
Bill Phillips: My version is totally fictitious Ginnie. You might meet our cats.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2011, 08:24
The large guy does not look like he;s part of the team. Is he rehearsing in readiness for perhaps a nude streak at some point? I like the indifference of the crowd!
Bill Phillips: Indifference? They were gripped by the excitement of it all
Marston's Pedigree is usually a good pint
Bill Phillips: Indeed it is Richard. Only the best for Worcestershire....well apart from the team
  • Chantal
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2011, 09:53
good timing
Bill Phillips: good luckgrin
Nice shot Bill. I take it this is your cricket game?
Bill Phillips: Well yes it is at a cricket match but during the lunch interval when people go onto the pitch and play there own games
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 31 Aug 2011, 12:16
He should be ashamed of himself!
Bill Phillips: I think i may be giving him a bad name unjustly
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 31 Aug 2011, 12:39
He did it alright
Bill Phillips: Blimey mate you'd make a good juror
No cause for embarrassment and nobody seems to care.
Bill Phillips: They were totally indifferent. mind you this is Worcester
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2011, 13:02
Definitely a mis-match in size and the big guy didn't even get the ball smile
Bill Phillips: He doesn't look much of an athlete
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2011, 13:18
He looks just the sort of defensive midfielder Arsenal are lacking!
Bill Phillips: Arsenal are only about 10 players short of being a decent side
Wasp up the shorts?
Bill Phillips: I couldn't possibly comment
Looks like a terrible foul has taken place, book that man (or is that the wrong game) smile
Bill Phillips: He will get a stern telling off and forfeit half his match fee
Typical English cricketers - neither of them managed to get the ball!
Bill Phillips: We are no 1 in test cricket!
Lucky you had your camera at the ready, Bill.
Bill Phillips: About the only decent picture I took all day
He sure looks guilty, what a bully. Great capture.
Bill Phillips: I think we may be misjudging him, he was an innocent bystander
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2011, 18:45
"Shorts like this should not be allowed in public"- yes, you are right (I'm afraid that a bit of his crown jewels are peeping out of them?)!
Bill Phillips: Good grief Philine you could be right
Is this some sort of pitch invasion Bill, he looks far too big to play any sport, even a sedentary game like cricket.
Bill Phillips: The lunch interval Brian where people are allowed on the pitch to have a play
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Aug 2011, 18:54
I thought bowled over, meant that one has upset his/her hemispherical vessel (wider than it is deep, used for holding food or fluids).

One thing the young chap should learn quickly, is that big ships take longer to stop or divert. STAY OUT OF THEIR WAY.
Bill Phillips: My text is all lies.
Well..he did at least try!...
Bill Phillips: If at first you don't succeed.................give up

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