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maiden

1. a female, e.g. ewe, gilt, heifer, bitch, mare, of breeding age but not yet mated.
2. a racehorse that has not yet won a race on a recognized track.
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MAIDEN OVERS The Durham girls' squad heading for Dubai next month which includes Athena Fernyhough (third from right in the back row) and Courtney Coulson (second from right in the front row) who have been called up for training with England under-15s
Bird's five maiden overs highlighted control that not only claimed two key early breakthroughs, but also what Fleming believes will be critical in English conditions during next year's Ashes series, News.
Blimey, that contest was so tense that, at one point, amid 13 successive, nerve-jangling maiden overs, one spectator (an Epsom stockbroker called Arthur) gnawed the handle off his brother-in-law's umbrella.
At one stage, every county had a good spin bowler who was able to bowl two maiden overs in a row if that was what his captain had asked.
Syed Tariq Hussain returned with tantalizing figures of five for 15 in 10 overs two of which were maiden overs whilst Awal Khan bagged two wickets.
When asked whether Sri Lanka played him too cautiously, with him getting nine maiden overs, Rahman said: "[Kumar] Sangakkara tried to force it against me few times but I stuck to my length.
India began with three maiden overs before Cook edged the 19th ball of the innings to the third-man boundary.
After playing and missing more than once during two maiden overs by Khan, Trescothick drove at the 15th ball he faced and edged low to Ben Smith at first slip.
The tourists' good early fielding restricted Middlesex to five boundaries in the first two hours and they bowled 24 maiden overs out of 104.
Maybe in Twenty20 cricket, maiden overs are very tough to get," joked a scribe.
His splendid spell of 6 for 24 to bowl England out for 46 in Trinidad in 1993 and a series-clinching seven for 25, including nine maiden overs, against Australia at the WACA stands out.
While Kunal Pandya, with two wickets from two maiden overs, and Ramakrishnan Ramkumar, a former Ranji player from south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with two for two from 1.