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night watchman

Cricket a batsman sent in to bat to play out time when a wicket has fallen near the end of a day's play
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I was very surprised the nightwatchman didn't come out," said Aussie all-rounder Mitch Marsh.
I'll have a nightwatchman every time if there's an opportunity given to me - and it'd be an hour out as well
But Hales was bailed out when Steven Finn had the nightwatchman edging to a juggling yet safe Joe Root at second slip.
Although sent in as a nightwatchman, Woakes showed his batting class on Saturday during a boundary-filled fifty that saw him outscore Root in in a fifth-wicket partnership of 103.
Indeed he had looked far more competent than his status as a nightwatchman might imply.
It's a sign of the trust we have in each other," said Jennings, who put on 73 with nightwatchman Chris Rushworth at Lord's the previous week.
THE drinks will be on the 'Watford Wall' Steven Finn when he returns home after his nightwatchman heroics helped England salvage a draw in the first Test against New Zealand.
ENGLAND will raise a glass to Steven Finn after his heroics as nightwatchman helped salvage a draw in the first Test against New Zealand.
ENGLAND have dumped Jimmy Anderson as their nightwatchman in India because they are unsure of his ability to keep out the spinners.
25 ( ANI ): English cricketer Jimmy Anderson has reportedly been dumped by his Three Lions squad as their nightwatchman in India because they are unsure of his ability to keep out the spinners.
A STUNNING hundred from Derbyshire nightwatchman Tony Palladino put the squeeze on the Aussies going into the final day of this three-dayer.
This looks like an unauthorised assembly," cries the nightwatchman as he swoops--black cape, tricorn hat and all--upon the small crowd that has gathered beside Basel's Zschokke Brunnen.