long hop



  • noun a short-pitched ball that does not rise steeply from the pitch but comes through at a comfortable height, giving the batsman plenty of time to play a shot
    Citation ‘Next he sent Kenyon a long-hop which was summarily sent to the boundary’ (Cardus 1978)
    Citation ‘A rank “long hopper” may be sent to any point of the compass with a horizontal bat’ (Warner 1934)