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long hop

n
(Cricket) cricket a short-pitched ball, which can easily be hit

long hop

Short-pitched ball that is easy to hit.
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The report further said that Stuart Broad was reduced to bowling long hops to Steve Smith, who made his maiden Test century, while rookie all-rounder James Faulkner smashed three fours in an over from Broad, unthreatened by his attack.
The fifth over was the key, as Ashwin gifted the dangerous Shane Watson two long hops that were duly deposited beyond the on- side boundary.
The appearance of Tim Ambrose accelerated the scoring and he carried the game further away from Yorkshire with six consecutive boundaries, four off them off Pyrah and two of them from Adil Rashid long hops.
The flight in his flimsy craft almost ended in disaster when the monoplane he designed and piloted made a series of long hops before being wrecked just a minute after taking off in May 1910.
Researchers who tracked the movements of 100,000 people found they tended to make regular migrations to the same locations, with occasional long hops.
A bowler who could bowl one side of the wicket delivering very few long hops and half volleys.
DAREDEVIL great-gran Doris Long hops down a 220ft tower block to become the world's oldest abseiler - at 92.
He was to serve up a diet of long hops which invited to be hit and in various spells conceded 128 in 24 overs without reward.
Stuart MacGill did nothing to press his claims for inclusion in next week's Test squad, serving up a diet of long hops which invited to be hit and in various spells conceded 128 in 24 overs without reward.
He bowled only four overs but it was a spell notable for the amount of long hops and full tosses he sent down.
When things go flat you can throw the ball to him and he may bowl three long hops and then he'll bowl a reverse swinging yorker and take a hat-trick or something like that.
When on the ground they take long hops stopping often to look for danger.