green top

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a ‘green’ wicket
    Citation ‘The Australians exacted a measure of revenge when Bruce Reid, Craig McDermott and Merv Hughes overwhelmed the Kiwis on the ’Gabba’s fiery greentop to set up a series victory’ (Chas Keys, Australian Cricket October 1993)
    Citation ‘Crowe had a fine series personally but remembers, during … a game played on a green top with a lush outfield, picking up the ball and noticing chunks removed from one side’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 13 July 2006)
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