return catch



  • noun a catch made by a bowler off one of his own deliveries
    Citation ‘Richardson, meeting a ball that may have stopped a little, gave Willis a return catch so simple that he stood in disbelief’ (Michael Carey, Daily Telegraph 1 June 1984)
    Citation ‘Lee’s sprint to a return catch from Strauss ate up the distance in a few strides, his eyes never leaving the hovering ball’ (Haigh 2005)