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  • adjective Perplexed, at a loss.
  • adjective cricket, of a batsman, not comparable To be out by being stumped by the wicket keeper.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stump.


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  • Cricket jargon - one of the ways in which a batsman can be given out. It occurs when a batsman, not attempting a run, is out of his ground and a member of the fielding team breaks the wicket with the ball.

    December 3, 2007

  • Oh,oh.. I always wanted to learn cricket (do I wear a hat?). When we have the Wordie Annual, can we add Cricket to the "porch-sitting/cheese and sprout eating/scrabble-playing/cupcake-throwing extravaganza?" I have a little more than 3 acres (a little lumpy in places, some trees..) is that enough?

    *sooo excited, seriously*

    June 6, 2008

  • By the way: what's a "sticky wicket?" I've always used it to describe a difficult situation, but I never knew why...

    I don't know a lot of stuff, but that's a whole other website.

    June 6, 2008

  • When the wicket is damp, due to rain or dew for example, it becomes treacherous, harder for the batsman to play.

    It's been yonks since I played but cricket is a fantastic game for not taking too seriously on a hazy, lulzy summer's day, on a slightly lumpy, tree-spotted patch of land, with cider and cheese to hand.

    June 6, 2008

  • Oh. Now I see (not really... but afraid to ask what a 'wicket' is after the bilboquet incident...;-)).

    So, we'll add cricket to the "porch-sitting/cheese and sprout eating/scrabble-playing/cupcake-throwing extravaganza, then?"

    What else should we amuse ourselves with?

    June 6, 2008

  • In this context the wicket is the specific piece of turf on which the game of played. Think of it like a grass tennis court. If the court was all gluggy it would be very tricky to play on with the bounce of the ball both low and unpredictable.

    June 6, 2008

  • Anagrams! We have to play anagrams! But no taking turns--everyone plays at once, kibitzers automatically in the game, root must be changed to steal a word, winner is the one with the most words at the end, regardless of length.

    June 6, 2008

  • Kibitzers?

    June 6, 2008

  • Yes, thanks. I removed the extra i from "kibitizers".

    June 6, 2008

  • Kibitizer? I'm stumped.

    June 6, 2008