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leg slip Line breaks: leg slip

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Definition of leg slip in English:


1A fielding position just behind the batsman on the leg side.
Example sentences
  • Hall was bowling and Alexander had put Gilchrist to field at leg slip.
  • He also made 981 Test runs and took 64 catches, mostly in his specialist position at leg slip.
  • In an Ashes Test in 1961, the camera panned in on an Australia fielder and Johnners observed: ‘There's Neil Harvey standing at leg slip with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle.’
1.1A fielder at leg slip.
Example sentences
  • It was not just spinners who bowled with a leg slip; often pacemen did so as well.
  • He manages to get swiftly off the strike, and force the leg slip to rush back to his original position as quickly as he got there in the first place.
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