Crossword Genius

Finish getting runs in place for batsman (6)


I believe the answer is:

'place for batsman' is the definition.
(location on a cricket pitch)

'finish getting runs' is the wordplay.
'finish' becomes 'cease' (synonyms).
'getting' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'runs' becomes 'r' (cricket abbreviation).
'cease' going around 'r' is 'CREASE'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for crease that I've seen before include "Furrow, wrinkle", "batsman reaching it", "Fold, maybe unmeant", "Dagger rarely", "ruck".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.