Cover-point

Cov´er-point`

    (~point!)
n.1.The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports "point."
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Johnson, the young bowler, is getting wild, and bowls a ball almost wide to the off; the batter steps out and cuts it beautifully to where cover-point is standing very deep--in fact almost off the ground.
Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.
Schoolboys crowded the circled outfield, some lying on their stomachs, caps pulled down over perspiring foreheads, shading their eyes from the sunshine which made them frown involuntarily; others seeking the cooler shadow of the green pavilion which fell across the field to touch the heel of cover-point.
Only hours before he hurt his hand, trying to take a catch at cover-point from a fierce Ashwell Prince cut off Sam Curran, 23-year-old Ansari had been named for the first time in an England Test squad.
The 23-year-old all-rounder was hurt on Tuesday trying to take a catch at cover-point, within hours of confirmation that he had been selected in a Test squad for the first time.
Ansari hurt himself trying to take a sharp catch at cover-point, and is now a doubt for the tour, with Surrey team boss Alec Stewart saying: ""It didn't look very good.
Ansari hurt himself trying to take a sharp catch at cover-point, when Ashwell Prince took on the bowling of Sam Curran.
Two balls later, Haddin departed without troubling the scorers as he was caught by Ambati Rayudu at cover-point while trying to play a cut shot.
Brett Lee had Herschelle Gibbs caught at cover-point off the fifth ball of the game.
Darren Bravo nudged the ball and non-striker Edwards sprinted half-way down the pitch for a single that was never on and was run out by England debutant Jonathan Bairstow's direct hit from cover-point as he turned back.
But just when Sehwag seemed to be on a roll, carting Abhimanyu Mithun for six over cover-point in the fifth over, the young Karnataka paceman got revenge with one that jagged back and bowled Sehwag off the gloves.
Paceman Suranga Lakmal, playing in his second ODI, dismissed Virender Sehwag caught at backward point and Sachin Tendulkar caught at cover-point to put India under pressure in the absence of suspended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj before Gambhir and Kohli took the game away from Sri