Meaning of leg glance in English:

leg glance


  • A stroke in which the batsman holds the face of the bat at an angle in order to deflect a ball pitching on or outside leg stump behind square leg.

    The terms glance and glide are usually used synonymously, though sometimes glance refers specifically to this stroke when it is played with a quick turn of the batsman's wrists as the ball comes onto the bat, whereas glide more strongly suggests a simple deflection.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Cricket.