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Over

(Greek, huper; Latin, super; German, über; Anglo-Saxon, ofer

Over

in cricket, means that the fielders are to go over to the other side. This is done when five balls have been delivered from one end. It used to be four. The bowling is taken up at the opposite wicket.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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