period of play


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Noun1.period of play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
athletic game - a game involving athletic activity
golf hole, hole - one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
chukka, chukker - (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
inning, frame - (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
set - a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
bout, round, turn - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
first period - the first division into which the play of a game is divided
second period - the second division into which the play of a game is divided
final period - the final division into which the play of a game is divided
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
period - (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
quarter - (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
over - (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
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The final period of play saw Warriors almost extend their lead through Callum Watson, but home netminder Flavell was able to thwart the speedy winger.
The contest ignited in the third quarter, as a frantic, end-to-end period of play saw Halewood extend their lead by seven heading into the final quarter.
Neither side was able to put a significant period of play together but Dinbych slowly reduced the arrears with penalty goals.
Difficult windy conditions made the going tough for both sides, though the visitors took a lead into the break before they added a seven-goal haul in the second period of play.
Clarkson fired his eighth of the season, making it 7-2 for the Devils at 37-13 to round off the five-goal second period for Cardiff, and then Mike Will took over in net for Devils for the final period of play and continued the solid netminding that Ben Bowns had given Devils for the first 40 minutes.
After a final period of play in the first innings, where Sri Lanka bowled brilliantly to a plan, leaving the India batsmen clueless, the final score of 130 was never going to be enough to stop Sri Lanka from finally winning a World Cup after so many close shaves.
Johannesburg, Mar 8 ( ANI ): South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has urged his players to stay focused ahead of their first one-day international against Pakistan at Chevrolet Park in Bloemfontein on Sunday, which marks the start of an important period of play for the Proteas' fifty-over squad.
Watched by a packed stadium of more than 4,000 spectators, the hosts matched the Brazilians until Sidney Souto struck in the first period of play.
Both openers perished during an intense period of play with Mohammad Hafeez first to go, Mahela Jayawardene pulling off a stunning catch at third slip after Chanaka Welegedara had induced an edge with a fuller delivery.
Majeed said that for a "bracket" - where bets are made on incidents during a certain period of play - the cost could be between A[pounds sterling]50,000 and A[pounds sterling]80,000.
ANDY MURRAY and Rafael Nadal accused US Open organisers of compromising their safety after a brief but controversial period of play at Flushing Meadows yesterday.
Summary: Tennis players Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal have accused US Open organisers of risking their safety after a brief period of play at Flush