One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in sports other than cricket) an unusually high score.‘England looked set to run up a cricket score when they went four tries ahead’
- ‘This is not a cricket score, nor is it a record Fahrenheit temperature; it is a record of a different type.’
- ‘Two minutes later, the home side were in again and a cricket score looked on the cards.’
- ‘With Kyogle in last place Ballina should also win by a cricket score.’
- ‘With a 14-scoreline in almost as many minutes it looked like the Cougars were going to run up a cricket score but the game disintegrated into a scrappy affair.’
- ‘Italy look to avoid an Aussie backlash in Rome, while Frnace must be Fancied to knock up a cricket score against Canada.’
- ‘It looked an innocuous enough challenge and if the ref gives a penalty for all such tugs, we'll have a cricket score by the end of the night.’
- ‘When the two highest scoring teams in the league hammer in one goal each within the first three minutes, spectators might have expected a cricket score by the final whistle.’
- ‘If we had achieved that we would have run up a cricket score.’
- ‘Paul Thorman converted both and, rather than rattling up a cricket score, York were only 24-12 ahead at the break.’
- ‘Forest enjoyed lengthy ball possession and could have come out with a cricket score if time permitted.’
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