Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games to avoid being confused with club games such as golf and hockey) are field games played by two opposing teams. The teams alternate between "batting" (offensive) roles, sometimes called "in at bat", and "out in the field" (defensive), or simply in and out.
You want to cut a ball to a corner pocket with a nearby cue ball and drive the cue ball to the middle of the table? Use a five-inch bridge length and cut the ball softly and full. Stroke back to your finger loop or V-loop to get the full value of the five-inch bridge.