Sadly, the OED is only aware of the cricketing meaning.
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈnəːdl/ , U.S. /ˈnərd(ə)l/
Etymology: Origin unknown.
trans. To work (the ball) away gently, esp. to the leg side; to accumulate runs slowly by this method. Freq. in nudge and nurdle. Also to nurdle one’s way and intr.
1985 Times (Nexis) 24 Dec., He crept, nudged and nurdled his way towards the total.
1992 Sunday Times (Nexis) 17 May (Sport), Russell, in a two-hour stint, nicked and nurdled to such advantage that 50 priceless runs were added in 20 overs.
1993 Manch. Guardian Weekly (Nexis) 31 Jan. 31 After struggling to locate the next dozen he tried to nurdle Raju’s left-arm spin square on the leg side and was trapped in front.
2001 Evening Post (Nottingham) 10 Sept. 48 His hundred came from just 65 balls; Brown wisely electing thereafter to nudge and nurdle the ball into gaps.