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extra cover

or extra cover point

noun Cricket.
  1. the position of a fielder between mid off and cover point.
  2. the fielder occupying this position.
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Origin of extra cover

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for extra cover

Historical Examples of extra cover

  • It flew along the ground through the gap between cover and extra-cover, a comfortable three.

    Mike

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • At a hundred and four, when the wicket had put on exactly fifty, Bob fell to a combination of de Freece and extra-cover.

    Mike

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for extra cover

extra cover

noun
  1. cricket a fielding position between cover and mid-off
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