General English


  • noun a powerful, usually cross-batted shot in which the bat is swung forcefully and often blindly at the ball, regardless of its length or direction
  • verb to hit the ball powerfully and often indiscriminately, especially towards the on-side with a horizontal bat
    Citation ‘Clift slogged vigorously for a while, once striking Watkinson for six over cover, but finally skied one to third man’ (David green, Daily Telegraph 15 August 1984)
    Citation ‘From his intelligent slogging in the final-innings run-chase at Edgbaston to the stoicism he showed in taking his licks from England’s pace battery throughout, Lee left an enduring image of vivacious engagement’ (Kevin Mitchell, Wisden 2006)