fine-leg drive



  • noun a form of on drive played to a ball pitching on or outside leg stump, in which the ball is sent towards long leg or fine leg; this is an ‘advanced’ version of the on drive – itself a notoriously difficult stroke to play well – hence its rarity, as the citation here shows
    Citation ‘Then with rare boldness Azhar essayed the old-fashioned fine leg drive, not seen here since Cowdrey in the ’70s. Unlike Colin, he missed’ (Dave Crowe, Cricketer May 1994)