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A room or hut in which the official scorers work and on which the score is displayed for spectators.
- ‘Crowds mingle in front of the scorebox.’
- ‘Up in the scorebox, Christie kept the board ticking along with all the nervous energy that explains why he hates just watching.’
- ‘‘It was always going to be a struggle for us after tea because it was such a good wicket,’ said the winning captain as the lights in the scorebox shone brightly behind him.’
- ‘We have had seats from the ground dragged right up Rawdon Billing, the wicket covers have been damaged, and doors and locks on the scorebox and garages have been vandalised.’
- ‘It will also mark another milestone in the dedicated career of omniscient scorer Ian Chisholm - now in his 42nd year in the scorebox - who punctiliously keeps a book which even Bill Frindall would laud.’
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