• noun a pull, especially one played with the bat more perpendicular than horizontal that sends the ball well forward of square on the leg-side
    Citation ‘A pull-drive by Robinson to the mid-wicket boundary was the only stroke of note in the abbreviated play possible’ (Derek Hodgson, Observer 22 May 1983)
  • verb to hit the ball when playing a pull-drive
    Citation ‘Once, at the Oval, he [Clive Lloyd] pull-drove a ball from Robin Jackman … over midwicket into the yard of Archbishop Tenison’s Grammar School on the far side of the road’ (John Arlott, WCM June 1983)