Definition of extra cover in English:

extra cover


  • 1A fielding position between cover point and mid-off but further from the wicket.

    • ‘Hoggard took the second over, the field for Hayden set to a plan, with Vaughan at short mid-off, and Strauss at short extra cover in addition to his slips and gully.’
    • ‘Simon Roe then strode to the wicket and promptly dispatched his first ball over extra cover for a six to win the game with two balls to spare.’
    • ‘There were runs to be had from the wicket though, and when Jones lofted Murtagh over extra cover in the eighth over, the tension was released.’
    • ‘Keedy claimed some revenge when Bicknell, after helping Tudor to add 35 for the ninth wicket, drove him straight to David Byas at short extra cover.’
    • ‘The Hollywood touch was delivered after lunch when Vettori, fielding at extra cover, caught Brendan Taylor in Zimbabwe's second innings to earn James Franklin one of his five wickets.’
    1. 1.1 A fielder at extra cover.
      • ‘The ball fell just out of the reach of the grasping extra cover.’