from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as long-field-off. See long-field.


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  • Both hit towering sixes over long-off when Samit Patel gave the ball some air.

    Somerset 156-6; Nottinghamshire 144-7 | Clydesdale Bank 40 match report

  • And after he was brilliantly run out by Marcus Trescothick's direct hit at the bowler's end from backward point Read took over to see his side to the brink of victory, with a slice of luck in the penultimate over when he was dropped by George Dockrell at long-off off Steve Kirby.

    Somerset 156-6; Nottinghamshire 144-7 | Clydesdale Bank 40 match report

  • But with the power play out of the way and only 38 conceded, Collingwood was able to turn to his spinners andGraemeSwann so tied down Sangakkara that the Sri Lanka captain, attempting to break out, miscued a drive to long-off.

    Kevin Pietersen takes England past Sri Lanka into World Twenty20 final

  • That said, Danish has just driven him neatly for four through long-off.

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  • But Adil Rashid gave Yorkshire a chance with two wickets in an over: Bell caught for 57 on the cover boundary by Jonny Bairstow, who turned round ebulliently to punch the air towards the main terrace, and Jim Troughton, holing out to long-off where Rudolph caught it with no fuss at all.

    Jacques Rudolph century proves in vain

  • Preity could be seen glued to the action in the stadium with Mr. I.S. Bindra also in the background, when Yuvraj finally hit the winning runs with a straight six over long-off region to register the much awaited win for Kings XI Punjab.

    Preity���s pretty smile is back���

  • Clarke was particularly impressive during his stay, purring along like a smoothly running motor, severe on anything short, quick to the drive and twinkling down the pitch at every opportunity to England's spinners, once dispatching Monty Panesar into the crowd at long-off.

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  • John deBrun had been muttering about Joginstead and a bath under his breath, while every once in a while Oaxyctl caught the long-off look of mourning in the man's eyes.

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  • Hayden holing out to long-off—Laxman taking the catch, and then Langer was caught at slip by Rahul Dravid.

    Cricket: 2nd Test: End of 1st Day's Play

  • Harbhajan carried on batting in an attacking way and hit Glenn McGrath straight down the ground over long-off for a boundary and follwed that up with a four to third-man.

    Cricket: 1st Test. End of 5th Day's Play.


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