One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A fielding position a little in front of the batsman on the off side and halfway to the boundary.
- ‘He was a courageous and hard-hitting batsman, a brilliant fielder at cover point, and an inspirational captain.’
- ‘At cover point we have Neil Harvey, swift of foot and with a marvellous throwing arm.’
- ‘The partnership was finally broken by a underhand throw from Hanif at cover point, disturbing the wickets from side-on.’
- ‘Hobbs was also a brilliant fielder at cover point.’
- ‘Then it had been run-outs, two direct hits from cover point.’
- 1.1 A fielder at cover point.
- ‘A bookshelf can also serve as a backstop or a cover point.’
- ‘He also was a good cover point whom ran out Don Bradman in Melbourne in 1928/29.’
- ‘I lived just a sharp cover point's throw away from his house.’
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