Definition of misfield in English:



  • (in cricket and rugby) field (a ball) badly or clumsily.

    • ‘There were drama when Wayne Hurley misfielded an easy ball which led to a four when South Africa needed those eight runs from the last six balls.’
    • ‘The opening try to the visitors came very shortly after kick-off when a speculative kick ahead was misfielded by the Otliensians' defence and winger Steve Montgomery went over for Hessle, the conversion attempt failing.’
    • ‘The home side's three tries came first from Tuilevu's mistake as he misfielded Boeta Wessels' grubber and watched as Wylie Human kicked through and pounced on the loose ball.’
    • ‘First baseman Bill Buckner misfielded critically in game six, allowing the New York Mets to come back and win.’
    • ‘As Lee misfielded, Butcher called for a second that was never there, aborted his run and left Vaughan stranded.’
    fail to catch, miss, drop, mishandle, handle awkwardly
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