General English

  • adjective pleasant and willing to help, especially when playing a sport


  • adjective denotes a wicket, typically one that is hard and dry, that gives considerable assistance to the faster bowlers and makes it unlikely that the batsmen will ever be in command
    Citation ‘There are, of course, some good wickets left in England, but there are far too many of this “sporting” variety, and we are now paying the price’ (Peebles 1959)