batting on a full wicket

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Jeff Jacobs

Senior Member
In the race, Ken Miles is talking to himself and driving:

KEN: Easy, Dan. You're getting boxed in. He's not batting on a full wicket, that one.

What's the meaning of "batting on a full wicket"?
Source: Ford V Ferrari 2019
  • sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Ken is apparently watching Dan get boxed in by other drivers, and he takes this as evidence that Dan is a bit crazy. He expresses that idea by saying "He's not batting on a full wicket, that one."

    I've heard a lot of cricket-derived metaphors, but I had never heard "not batting on a full wicket" before.
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