leg-side

Definitions

Cricket

  • adjective (on or towards) the side of the pitch on which the striker stands
    Citation ‘The difference achieved by Jardine’s tactics of linking Larwood with two other great fast bowlers in Voce and Allen, and giving him for periods a packed leg-side field, is clear enough in the bowling figures’ (Tony Pawson, Cricketer July 1983)
    Citation ‘He stepped out for a big hit off mark Waugh, who saw the initial movement and sent the ball down the leg-side, out of his reach’ (Purandare 2005)
    See leg
  • noun (on or towards) the side of the pitch on which the striker stands
    Citation ‘The difference achieved by Jardine’s tactics of linking Larwood with two other great fast bowlers in Voce and Allen, and giving him for periods a packed leg-side field, is clear enough in the bowling figures’ (Tony Pawson, Cricketer July 1983)
    Citation ‘He stepped out for a big hit off mark Waugh, who saw the initial movement and sent the ball down the leg-side, out of his reach’ (Purandare 2005)
    See leg
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