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wicket in Cricket topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwicketwick‧et /ˈwɪkɪt/ noun [countable]  DSCone of two sets of three wooden sticks that are stuck in the ground in a game of cricket, which the bowler tries to hit with the ballstump, bail be on a sticky wicket at sticky
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wicketHis 62 wickets at 7.28 put him top of the Minor County averages.Boughton Hall closed the gap with an eight wicket triumph at Huyton.The opposition quickly lost four wickets with only eight runs on the board but fading light saved them from defeat.All the Sri Lankan wickets were taken by Yorkshiremen.Richard Illingworth chipped in with the next wicket - Stephenson trapped leg before sweeping.And the one wicket he didn't take?The pair shared a second wicket stand of 215 in 51 overs.Such grabbed two wickets in Lancashire's second innings to justify a bold declaration by Graham Gooch.