Unfair, unsportsmanlike, as in It's not cricket to let him go without notice. This term, in which the sport of cricket is equated with upright behavior, survives in America despite the relative unfamiliarity of the sport there. [Mid-1800s]
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“Gently rolling hills” roll not-so-gently under my tires, but the English countryside scenery is soporific.
Cricket is a sport enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the globe, mainly in former British colonies.
His life, as he himself admits, is all cricket from an early age.
He experienced a rapid rise, only beginning to play cricket competitively at age 11.
It was promoted on what might be called not-quite-mainstream or, indeed, axe-to-grind media.
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
A cricket-match was in progress, but the bowling and batting were extremely wild, thanks to The Warren strong beer.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He was a manly young fellow, a sportsman and renowned at cricket, and she was amiable and pretty, a little blonde beauty.
So still was the place that the caged cricket hanging from the eaves of Um's distant room beat time like an elfin metronome.
In one such startled interval of waking her caged cricket had given out its plaintive cry.