result wicket



  • noun a wicket on which a match is unlikely to end in a draw, usually because the conditions give some assistance to the bowlers and make batting relatively difficult
    Citation ‘Since 1989 they have forced the counties to play their three-day games on four or five-day pitches: any miscalculation in favour of result wickets has been punished by the threat of the 25-point reduction’ (Matthew Engel, Wisden 1993)
    Citation ‘You know what you are going to get at Port-of-Spain, or at Headingley, or at the Wanderers…: a definite conclusion on a result wicket’ (Scyld Berry, Cricinfo Magazine June 2006)