late-cut

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun
    (written as late cut)
    a cut made by hitting an off-side ball at the latest possible moment, delaying contact until the ball is level with and even beyond the stumps, and sending it into the area behind gully. Described by Ranjitsinhji (1897) as the ‘most telling’ of cuts, it demands great power and control in the wrists.
    Citation ‘No one in India – and very few anywhere else in the world – has played the late cut as late or as fine as Viswanath’ (Bhattacharya 2006)
  • verb to hit the ball when playing a late cut
    Citation ‘Cowdrey reached his fifty when he late cut Benaud for a couple’ (Peebles 1959)
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