forward cut



  • noun a batting stroke in which the front foot is brought forward and somewhat across towards the off, and the ball, typically a short-pitched delivery well outside the off stump, is hit with a horizontal bat into the area between point and cover. Unlike a true cut, the stroke derives much of its force from the arms and shoulders (rather than the wrists) and the MCC coaching book (MCC 1952) concedes that it ‘is really a cross-batted drive or slash’.