long hop

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long hop (plural long hops)

  1. (cricket) a relatively slow ball that bounces short of the batsman and is thus relatively easy to hit
    • 2010 July 23, “Pakistan strike early but Australia respond as Headingley loses power”, in The Guardian:
      It was a long hop, which bounced high and was flat-batted straight to cover to leave the score at 246 for seven.