bat-pad

Definitions

Cricket

  • adjective (relating to) a close fielding position in front of the wicket, especially on the leg-side, where a fielder is stationed in order to snap up catches from balls coming off the edge of the striker’s bat and deflected by his pads
    Citation ‘At “bat-pad” Mike Gatting dived far away to his right and could not cling on to it’ (Berry 1982)
    Citation ‘Despite this he spun one out of the rough from around the wicket well enough for his bat/pad man to snap up Wessels’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
    Citation ‘Silly points are also looking for little bat-pad catches as the batsman pushes forward (usually to spinners)’ (Simon Hughes, Jargonbusting: Mastering the Art of Cricket 2002)
  • adverb as a result of a bat-pad catch
    Citation ‘Downton reached a heroic half-century in the 60th over and eventually fell bat-pad off Harper’ (David Frith, WCM August 1984)
  • noun (relating to) a close fielding position in front of the wicket, especially on the leg-side, where a fielder is stationed in order to snap up catches from balls coming off the edge of the striker’s bat and deflected by his pads
    Citation ‘At “bat-pad” Mike Gatting dived far away to his right and could not cling on to it’ (Berry 1982)
    Citation ‘Despite this he spun one out of the rough from around the wicket well enough for his bat/pad man to snap up Wessels’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
    Citation ‘Silly points are also looking for little bat-pad catches as the batsman pushes forward (usually to spinners)’ (Simon Hughes, Jargonbusting: Mastering the Art of Cricket 2002)
  • verb to dismiss a batsman by means of a bat-pad catch
    Citation ‘After … Mudassar had been bat-padded by Cook’s arm ball, Saleem and Zaheer paid due care and attention and the innings settled down’ (John Thicknesse, Cricketer May 1984)
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