wicket

[ US /ˈhwɪkət, ˈwɪkət/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪkɪt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a small arch used as croquet equipment
  2. cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket
  3. small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
  4. small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
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How To Use wicket In A Sentence

  • His eight wickets came at a hefty price. Times, Sunday Times
  • After pulling the ball over midwicket, Cairns showed he was no one-trick pony.
  • India's reply was a total disaster, with wickets falling too rapidly due to run-outs.
  • Dravid was out attempting to hit a six, the ball landing with the deep midwicket fielder.
  • Yuvraj takes a swift two through mid-wicket, and then late cuts past short-third man for four with the help of a misfield by Graeme Swann! Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Kumble went round the wicket to bring the ugly miscued, sliced slog to mid-off's hands into play.
  • To Slegge's annoyance, he very soon found that if the prestige of the school was to be kept up Glyn and Singh must be in the eleven, for the former in a very short time was acknowledged to be the sharpest bowler in the school, while, from long practice together, Singh was an admirable wicket-keeper -- one who laughed at gloves and pads, was utterly without fear, and had, as Wrench said -- he being a great admirer of a game in which he never had a chance to play -- "a nye like a nork. Glyn Severn's Schooldays
  • He saw his side lose eight wickets for 61 before he found some support from the ageless Bill Carter who helped add 25 for the ninth wicket until Webster hit a return catch to Evans and fell for 58.
  • An outdoor game in which the players drive wooden balls through a series of wickets using long-handled mallets.
  • He was unable to pierce the field and his method of blocking the ball with soft hands close to the wickets to pinch quick singles just didn't work.
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