Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cricket, a fielder who stands some distance to the batsman's left, nearly opposite the wicket, to stop balls that may be hit square across the field.
“At times, he was so scarily fast that the Zimbabwean batsmen appeared to be trying to hide behind the square-leg umpire.”
“Maharoof's dismissal of Goodwin, caught on the square-leg boundary, was the final body blow.”
“Jos Buttler looked as if he might be England's match winner until the West Indies captain, Darren Sammy, ran him out from mid-on; Swann sold Scott Borthwick down the river; finally Jade Dernbach failed to beat Christopher Barnwell's throw from deep square-leg. The few West Indies supporters in the crowd were suddenly more noticeable.”
“When he got out, caught on the square-leg boundary looking for his first six, Brown was running out of partners and needed to push on.”
“In keeping with the general pattern of the game, in which has been one of batsmen getting in but failing to go on and make it count, Neil McKenzie bottom-edged an attempted pull off David Masters, Michael Lumb played some assured cover drives before being deceived by a Danish Kaneria googly, and Sean Ervine swung mindlessly to deposit the ball into the hands of square-leg.”
“The umpires, well within their rights, wanted white lines painted at square-leg, where the runner would be standing, so any run-out appeal could be more easily adjudicated.”
“Mahela Jayawardene had batted magnificentlyinthe early stages of the tournament buthe had started to flag recently, and having clipping Bresnan's first ball of the match over square-leg forhis only boundary he encountered Stuart Broad's first ballwhich, perfectly pitched, got thebounce that the bowler'sextra height can produce and found the edge.”
“There was a certain impetuosity about his play, though, and it was no surprise when he mishooked Bresnan's bouncer high to deep square-leg, where Luke Wright took an excellent catch, running in.”
“Then one year he shaved-off his beard, ditched his pipe and the square-leg boundary became just another piece of geography and bland modernity.”
“Ball watching, Mr. Watson had not sensed the reluctance of his partner to move, so that as Jonathan Trott picked up the ball at square-leg, both openers were dallying mid-pitch.”
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