long leg


  1. a fielding position on the leg side near the boundary almost directly behind the batsman's wicket
  2. a fielder in this position
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Examples from the Web for long leg

  • Then Coates was caught at long-leg, and retired, covered with glory, in favour of Tipper.

    The Willoughby Captains|Talbot Baines Reed
  • But the other batsman, seeing the ball go right into long-leg's hands like a bullet, cried, "Back!"

    A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade