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single wicket

a rare form of cricket in which only one wicket is used.
Origin of single wicket
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was followed by a single wicket match between the same teams, when Blickling again won, with nine wickets to go down.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • It is played by a bat and ball, and consists of double and single wicket.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin
  • Come along, Harry Brooks, and play me a match at single wicket.

    Poison Island Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
  • Played a match once—single wicket—friend the colonel—Sir Thomas Blazo—who should get the greatest number of runs.

    The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
  • The first innings in single wicket must be determined by chance.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin
  • single wicket may be played with any number of players, and is better than double wicket for any number of players under seven.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin

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