Definition of snick:
; to hit the ball with the edge of the bat, causing a slight deflection
a small deflection of the ball off the side of the bat; often carries to the wicketkeeper for a catch; a sharp clicking sound
"1893: Then it grew louder, and suddenly there came from the window a sharp metallic snick. -- Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Naval Treaty' (Norton 2005, p.698)"