• noun
    (written as cover drive)
    a form of drive, usually played to a good length ball pitching just outside off stump, by which the ball is sent past cover point
    Citation ‘Thorpe wasted little time in revealing his current good form, immediately locating the middle of his bat with precise pulls and cover drives’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
    See drive
  • verb to hit the ball when making a cover drive
    Citation ‘Gifford opens from the pavilion end and is cover-driven for 4 off his first delivery by Williams’ (Moorhouse 1979)
    Citation ‘Ganguly was imperious through the off-side and his cover-driving was sumptuous’ (Harsha Bhogle, Cricinfo Magazine June 2006)