deep field



  • noun any part of the field close to the boundary; the deep
  • noun a fielding position (or the player occupying it) close to the boundary in the area behind the bowler’s wicket; long field
    Citation ‘Gauvinier … mis-hit and skied it, and deep field, running at full speed, brought off a beautiful catch’ (H. de Selincourt, Game of the Season 1931, ch 1)