Twelve runs had been scored in the first five balls; there had been a possible run out; a catch had been missed at cover-point.
Then the cover-point hitter, that cunning man, goes on to bowl slow twisters.
Some balls he hit to “leg,” and some he cut with terrific force past “cover-point.”
cover-point was the doctor, and probably the safest man in the whole field to whom to send a catch.
cover-point: the person who stops a ball or the act of stopping it.
Then the last man came in, and the first thing he did was to send up a nice little dolly catch to Eric at cover-point.
The Hammond cover-point checked his stick and secured the disk, shooting it down the rink.