run-saving

Definition

Cricket

  • adjective denotes a field setting or fielding position primarily intended to prevent the batsmen from scoring runs; third man and long leg are among the typical ‘run-saving’ positions found in a defensive field setting
    Citation ‘He obviously considered the time was come to check a situation which might become dangerous, and for a spell Davidson and Mackay bowled defensively to deep-set, run-saving fields’ (Peebles 1959)
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