third string

third string

The substitute players who are second in line to replace the starters (or "first string") as a game goes on. A player on the third string is considered the third best player in that position. My brother seems pretty happy with being the team's third string quarterback, even though he knows he won't get to play unless the two guys ahead of him get injured.
See also: string, third
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Aidan O'Brien's filly caused a minor upset in the Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month when the apparent third string under Wayne Lordan.
At the other end of the scale veteran Phil Dickenson scored the goal for Kestrels but unfortunately missed a penalty flick that would have secured a point for the Carillon third string.
The quartet triumphed against the odds at Gleneagles by claiming a oneshot victory over Britain's third string. A leading partnership of Jonsdottir and Hafthorsson birdied the last three holes for a 70 and a three-under team total to force GB to settle for silver.
However, they retain their place in Division One following the club's third string finishing as runners-up in Division Two.
Music will include Brewbaker's third string quartet, composed for and premiered by the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's Maud Powell Quartet, as well as Johannes Brahms' second string quartet in A minor.
The third string are in action at 8.10am and 1.10pm against Sheffield thirds and Leeds thirds, while the fourth team take on Leeds fourths and Teesside fifths at 8.40am and 1.40pm.
Although the supposed third string of the O'Brien team for the Curragh Group 2, she was there to be shot at throughout having taken the field along under Donnacha O'Brien, but proved too hard to pass.
The manual continues with illustrated examples of notes on the E or first string, notes on the B or second string, notes on the G or third string, notes on the D or fourth string, notes on the A or fifth string and notes on the lower E or sixth string.
Third string guard Anjo Caram, who was able to play 31 minutes, made a triple with 2:03 left that opened up an 84-72 lead to essentially put the game away for Meralco.
Two of three mixed needed therefore to gain a hard-earned point but only one win was forthcoming, Moore and Brewis taking the third string match 21-13 in the third having shared two long close sets.
The Kurdamir-2 exploration well was drilled through the Lower Fars top seal to a depth of around 2,270 metres, where the third string of casing will be set above the Oligocene reservoir.
The second team came away with an excellent 23-5 win over perennial rivals Birkenhead Park, but the third string side continue to struggle for a first winin division five, with an 82-0 thumping at Eagle.
While Godolphin's Debussy and Prince Siegfried floundered on the remarkably testing ground, Hunter's Light (10-1) positively thrived despite his standing as clear third string on the betting.
In Division Three, Silhill's third string drew 1-1 with Cresconians 2nds despite being without manager Robert Stokes, who was on West Midlands Fire Service duty.
The club's third string were also hit by the rain in Division Six after bowling out local rivals Guilsfield for 164, with Matt Sherwood taking five wickets.