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[mass noun] An informal game resembling cricket but played with a soft ball which is bowled at the batter's legs.
- ‘Bound in fog, menaced by wildlife and cut off from the world, this perfunctory middle-class exercise turns into a carnival of accusations, French cricket and sausages.’
- ‘Celebrate the history of this unique park with a programme of arts and culture with musicians, chansons, artisan stalls, French cricket, pétanque demonstrations, storytelling, poetry readings, barbeque, food and wine tasting.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They had formed a solid relationship based on their love of Norton motorcycles, French cricket and total mistrust.’
- ‘Could you check how our plucky guys and girls are getting on with Olympic rounders, French cricket and bowls?’
- ‘According to Sacha Vierny, the French don't call it French cricket but Turkish Bowls or la Boule Turque, on account of the Turks being known to wear baggy trousers.’
- ‘The sun came out and we decided we should make the most of our freshly swept, litter free beach, so we had a quick Saturday afternoon sports session of French cricket followed by rugby.’
- ‘On Sunday we went to the park to celebrate Jenny's birthday with a picnic and a game of French cricket.’
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