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French cricket

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Definition of French cricket in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An informal game resembling cricket but played with a soft ball which is bowled at the batter’s legs.
Example sentences
  • Could you check how our plucky guys and girls are getting on with Olympic rounders, French cricket and bowls?
  • They had formed a solid relationship based on their love of Norton motorcycles, French cricket and total mistrust.
  • The cricket team sunk to their lowest depths yesterday after losing an impromptu game of French cricket against the hotel staff in the lobby of the Bangalore Marriott.

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