Meaning of at the wicket in English:

at the wicket


  • 1Batting.

    ‘the batsman remained at the wicket’
    • ‘With the Humpleby brothers both having suffered injuries in the field during the first innings, and unlikely to be able to bat if required, it was in effect the last two Park batsmen who were at the wicket when the winning run was scored.’
    • ‘He then grabbed 5-63, but Circle squeezed home with the last two batsmen at the wicket.’
    • ‘When the ball is dead he shall inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred.’
    • ‘Tong Park looked in with a chance whilst Sheikar and Wilkinson remained at the wicket.’
    • ‘Yuvraj's batting does not make me comfortable about him staying at the wicket.’
    • ‘Sometimes if a good batsman was at the wicket the ships were hit by sixers.’
    • ‘More and more practice matches should be given, putting them in opening stands or in middle order so that they get a chance of remaining at the wicket to gain lot of batting experience.’
    • ‘With scores level and one over remaining, the last pair were at the wicket.’
    • ‘Keighley TC's Brookes had plenty of reason to be sore at his teammates as they dropped at least two chances, with the last pair at the wicket, which would have given him all ten wickets.’
    • ‘Kingswood taking their second turn at the wicket were 104 for the loss of eight wickets before they invited the home side to take second lease.’
  • 2By the wicketkeeper.

    ‘he was caught at the wicket chasing a wide one’
    • ‘His rich vein had to be tapped as soon as possible and sure enough Botham raised English spirits by having Wood, who struck the first two balls from the Somerset all-rounder for four, caught at the wicket in the third over.’
    • ‘Even when Atherton was caught at the wicket off a feeble defensive prod, there was little to suggest that, if England's ship had been holed, the watertight doors would not hold.’
    • ‘He was given out caught at the wicket, but the left-hander gave the impression that the ball had touched his shoulder before travelling to the wicketkeeper.’
    • ‘He was dismissed for a series of low scores, typically caught at the wicket, or in the slips.’
    • ‘Picture this during the toss made at the wicket.’