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"Cricketing Intelligence."—Sporting Old Parson (to professional player). "Why is a ball like that called a 'yorker,' sir?"Professional player. "A 'yorker,' sir? Oh, when the ball's pitched right up to the block——"Sporting Parson. "Yes, yes—I didn't ask you what a 'yorker' was"—(with dignity)—"I know that as well as you do. But why is it called a 'yorker'?"Professional Player. "Well, I can't say, sir. I don't know what else you could call it!