Definition of minor county in English:

minor county

noun

British
Cricket
  • A county whose team does not take part in the County Championship.

    • ‘The minor counties side opened with two quick wickets.’
    • ‘My great grandfather played for the county in its minor county days.’
    • ‘Kilmovee Ladies minor team play Carnacon on Sunday, June 22nd in the minor county final.’
    • ‘Good luck to our junior leaders who are playing in the minor county final with Kilmacthomas.’
    • ‘Glamorgan is a minor county and why would one in South Africa, who was seen as a role model, who had the world at his feet and an icon, want to throw away an international career and go to Glamorgan.’