hole out



  • verb to be dismissed by hitting the ball, usually into the deep field, and being caught
    Citation ‘For the next hour he [Viv Richards] decimated the shell-shocked Indian bowling, scoring 61 off 35 balls with four huge sixes and five fours before he holed out to wide long-on’ (Tony Cozier, Cricketer April 1983)
    Citation ‘If anyone heard a tearing sound coming from the Australian dressing room after Brett Lee holed out to cow corner yesterday afternoon, it can only have been that of Buchanan filing his latest battle plan’ (Haigh 2005)