The long hop, if straight, should be played very carefully, and with an upright bat.
Peter cut a long hop short right in the middle, to sit up with shining eyes.
But there's no rule that says you mayn't hit a long hop with a crooked bat.
O degenerate son of a noble sire, dost thou dare at such a moment as this to attack thine enemy with a—long hop?
And, sure enough, a long hop came to the off, curling inwards after it pitched.
Mag let him come near to her, and then gave a long hop, standing still till he was only at arm's length from her.