cricket noun definition in Cricket topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Cricket topic
1 [uncountable] a game played on grass by two teams of 11 players. Players score points (called runs ) by hitting the ball with a wooden bat and running between two sets of vertical wooden sticks, called stumps. a cricket match/team/club/ball2 [countable] a small brown jumping insect that makes a loud high sound by rubbing its wings together the chirping of crickets(old-fashioned, British English, informal) unfair; not honourable You can’t do it without telling him; it’s just not cricket.