backyard cricket (uncountable)
- (Britain) Informal cricket played in the back yard of a private residence, or similar limited space.
1982, Ted Walker, The High Path, page 100:
- My father and I evolved a game of backyard cricket which was a balance of intricate skills and high comedy.
2003, Kersi Meher-Homji, Heroes of 100 tests: from Cowdrey and the Waughs to Warne, Tendulkar and Hooper, page 32:
- The babies sorted out, it was a rapid climb for Sunil Gavaskar; he went from backyard cricket to school, inter-school and inter-university cricket to Ranji Trophy and to Test fame with the same solid footwork that made him one of the most prolific run-getters of the century.
2008, Michael Hussey, Mr Cricket: Driven to Succeed, page 190:
- How could it be possible to play in such a high-pressure Test, yet feel as though it was just a game of backyard cricket?