back play


Definition of back play

: batting in which the batsman steps back toward the wicket and plays the ball well behind the popping crease contrasted with forward play

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First Known Use of back play

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Back play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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