Basic Question: When to use "six", when to use "sixer"?

Which is correct/better in the following and why? 1. "The boy hit a six." or "The boy hit a sixer." 2. "A sixer was hit by the boy." or "A six was hit by the boy."

  • A 'sixer' is really schoolboy slang. The term is 'six'. You hit a six, or hit for a six. Either is acceptable, though the first refers more to the score & the second to the stroke, or to the return of the bowl. – gone fishin' again. May 5 '15 at 9:50
  • A sixer is a term from Conkers rather than Cricket. It would only be used in Cricket in a jocular manner. – Chenmunka May 5 '15 at 12:45

IMO, it is better to use 'six' instead of 'sixer'. 'Sixer' is a kind of Indian English.

Check OALD.

In PV also, "A six was hit by the boy" is preferable rather than "A sixer was hit by the boy."

Hope this will help.

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