Meaning of “cricketer” in the English Dictionary

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cricketernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪk.ɪ.tər/ us /ˈkrɪk.ɪ.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • As a cricketer he was almost entirely self-taught. 
  • Good cricketer and footballer, I mean, and all that sort of thing. 
  • He was a quiet, sturdy boy, and a first-rate cricketer. 
  • That afternoon Martha chanced to sit down in a vacant chair, just out of the range of the cricketers. 
  • Unfortunately for him, the visiting team, however gentlemanly, were not brilliant cricketers, at any rate as far as bowling was concerned. 

(Definition of “cricketer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)