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Noun1.wicket-keeper - stands behind the wicket to catch balls
cricketer - an athlete who plays cricket


(ˈwikit) noun
1. a hoop through which the balls are driven in the game of croquet or at which the ball is bowled in cricket.
2. the ground between two sets of these rods. The wicket has dried out well.
3. the ending of a batsman's period of batting. They scored fifty runs for (the loss of) one wicket.
ˈwicket-keeper noun
(in cricket) the fielder who stands immediately behind the wicket.
References in classic literature ?
I screwed my head round still further, and there were the boys in their pyjamas, their hands upon their knees, like so many wicket-keepers, and a big man shaking his fist.
There is less responsibility for me since I am not the captain and I'm also not the wicket-keeper anymore.
The other South Africa players making the team are wicket-keeper Wandile Makwetu and fast bowler Gerald Coetzee.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal on Wednesday became country's third batsman to score a double hundred in a List A match with a blistering 200 for WAPDA against HBL at Niaz Stadium of Hyderabad.
THE gloves are off for Jonny Bairstow after Sam Billings was anointed as England's one-day wicket-keeper against Ireland.
KARACHI -- Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal made a comeback to Pakistan's cricket team after nearly three years following his superb run in Pakistan's domestic season, where he showcased his batting talent and scored over a thousand runs.
Three were out in their thirties including professional Jacques du Toit who edged a ball which nipped away and was snaffled by wicket-keeper Sam Groves.
Glamorgan wicket-keeper Mark Wallace said: "Unfortunately when we batted we didn't quite get that big individual score against Somerset that you need when you chase down a total like that.
After a fairly long spell as understudy to erstwhile Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More, Mongia made it to the Indian team in the mid-90s.
The first to go was the well-set Joe Root on 88, driving loosely to get a big nick to wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmad off Riaz.
Jacques du Toit took three relatively expensive wickets with wicket-keeper Cole Pearce, Richard Coughtrie and John Meadows the only players not to turn their arm over.
For Australia, opener Elyse Villani was the top scorer with a 32- ball 35 while wicket-keeper Alyssa Jean Healy, a niece of former Australia Test wicket-keeper Ian Healy, chipped in with an unbeaten 30.