Definition of long hop in English:

long hop

noun

Cricket
  • A short-pitched, easily hit ball:

    ‘he fascinated spectators by bowling slow full tosses and deliberate long-hops’
    • ‘Yardy finally attempted one big hit too far and slapped a long hop to Ashraful at midwicket.’
    • ‘Owens followed shortly after for 39, pulling a rank long hop into the hands of square leg, and Rob Walker also fell before the total was reached.’
    • ‘While many of the spectators were still finishing their teas, Spen got off to a disastrous start when overseas player Dhruv Mohan pulled a first-ball Siddiq long hop straight to square leg.’
    • ‘The bowlers were instructed to bowl a series of slow long hops and full tosses, these aided by the fielders' feet across the boundary line.’
    • ‘During the first innings, suffering from dizziness, he bowled surely his worst-ever spell, sending down a trail of long hops before admitting defeat and returning to his bed.’