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square leg

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Definition of square leg in English:

noun

Cricket
1A fielding position level with the batsman approximately halfway towards the boundary on the leg side.
Example sentences
  • The fifth-wicket pair were finally parted by a moment of carelessness, Sutton turning for a second after Bresnan misfielded at square leg, but the batsman could not beat Bresnan's throw to the wicketkeeper.
  • Umpire Peter Wright consulted with his colleague Mike George at square leg before sending a disappointed batsman on his way.
  • Stuart Parkin, back from Australia, ran from deep square leg to mid-wicket to take a superb catch.
1.1A fielder at square leg.
Example sentences
  • The first ball was directed over and beyond square leg.
  • Owens followed shortly after for 39, pulling a rank long hop into the hands of square leg, and Rob Walker also fell before the total was reached.
  • As with his 50, Vaughan went to his century in the grand manner, sweeping Brown over square leg, but the next ball had him lbw as he pushed forward.

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