single wicket



  • noun a form of cricket in which two individual players compete against one another, sometimes as part of a knockout competition. Each bowls a specified number of overs at the other, and the player who scores most runs wins (or goes through to the next round). Single-wicket competitions are popular at club level, especially in village cricket, and the BBC’s online ‘Ambridge Archive’ ( describes a single wicket competition which is staged annually in the Borsetshire village.
  • noun a form of cricket in which there is only one set of stumps, with a single stump at the other end of the pitch from which the ball is always bowled