leg slip

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a close leg-side fielding position (or the player occupying it) behind the batsman’s wicket and fairly near to the line of flight of the ball. Leg slip is a fairly recent term for what could also be called fine short leg.
    Citation ‘The danger men of the tournament, Kaluwitharana and Jayasuriya, were out in the first over – the right-hander caught at third man and the left-hander falling to a leg-slip trap’ (Purandare 2005)
    See fielding positions
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