square leg


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square leg

n
1. (Cricket) a fielding position on the on side approximately at right angles to the batsman
2. (Cricket) a person who fields in this position
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His delivery is underarm and not inelegant, but he sometimes tries a round-arm ball, which I have seen double up the fielder at square leg.
The speaker's obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, - nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, - all helped the emphasis.
Mid-off, Cover Point and Square Leg are all terms used in which sport?
Daryn Smit edged low to Mitchell at second slip, and after Jeevan Mendis had driven Nathan Lyon for six and swept the Australian off-spinner for two fours, he loosely clipped Leach to deep square leg.
Islamabad opener Sharjeel Khan was the first to go by sweeping uppishly to Mohammad Nabi at square leg for 10.
Ballance, who should have been caught at slip of Gareth Batty on three, got to 77 off 97 balls but then he swept Zafar Ansari straight to deep square leg and the task of scoring 22 off the last 16 balls was beyond the Yorkshire tail.
But he then swept Zafar Ansari straight to deep square leg and the task of scoring 22 off the last 16 balls proved beyond the Yorkshire tail.
The Trinidadian looked to stay unbeaten but was caught at deep square leg in the last over by Axar off Anureet.
Cook won the toss and elected to bat but West Indies were given early impetus when Shannon Gabriel extended Trott's miserable return to Test cricket by removing the opener in the second over, the Warwickshire man spooning the ball up to square leg where Permaul took an easy catch.
He flicked Wahab to square leg for four and hooked a six in the same over and looked to be taking his team to victory when he edged Sohail Khan to Sarfraz.
In his third over, Ben Wright became his 50th victim of the season, lapping to deep square leg, and soon after number 51 was in the bag with Chris Cooke's loose drive to mid-off.
Morkel's next ball was swept over deep square leg for six and the next delivery, a full toss, was dispatched with disdain over short fine leg and over the rope for another six.