• plural noun the results for a company


  • noun a summary of a bowler’s performance in an innings or a match, showing wickets taken against runs scored; it sometimes also includes the number of overs and maidens bowled, but in this case the term analysis would be more usual
    Citation ‘On 31 July 1956, Jim Laker, the tall, taciturn Surrey Yorkshireman, completed match figures of 68–27–90–19’ (Frith 1984)
    Citation ‘The winning sequence began with Davison’s amazing performance against the USA … when he took 17 for 137, the best first-class match figures anywhere since Jim Laker’s Test in 1956’ (Ron Fanfair, Wisden 2005)


  • plural noun written numbers, especially Arabic numbers