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Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a run scored from a ball (other than a wide or no-ball) that passes the wicket without touching either the striker or his bat. Any runs accruing in this way (whether actually run or coming from a boundary) are credited to the batting side as byes, under ‘extras’, but not to the individual batsman, and the umpire signals a bye to the scorers by raising his arm above his head with the hand open.
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Sports

  • noun the right to proceed to the next round of a competition without contesting the present round, often through nonappearance of an opponent
  • noun an informal match contested over remaining holes, once the main competition is over
  • noun a run scored off a ball that has not been hit by a batsman, awarded to the team as a whole rather than to an individual batsman
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