Off side

Owner: D Jones

Imagine a line running from the boundary at one end, passing through middle stump of the nearest wicket, straight down the pitch, through middle stump of the other wicket and going on to the opposite boundary. When the striker is at the crease waiting for the ball to be delivered, the side of that imaginary line on which he holds his bat is the off side. It follows that the off side will change depending on whether the batsman is right or left-handed.