Definition of extra cover in English:

extra cover

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noun

Cricket
1A fielding position between cover point and mid-off but further from the wicket.
More example sentences
  • The Hollywood touch was delivered after lunch when Vettori, fielding at extra cover, caught Brendan Taylor in Zimbabwe's second innings to earn James Franklin one of his five wickets.
  • Hoggard took the second over, the field for Hayden set to a plan, with Vaughan at short mid-off, and Strauss at short extra cover in addition to his slips and gully.
  • Keedy claimed some revenge when Bicknell, after helping Tudor to add 35 for the ninth wicket, drove him straight to David Byas at short extra cover.
1.1A fielder at extra cover.
More example sentences
  • The ball fell just out of the reach of the grasping extra cover.

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