end of play


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end of play

In business, a working day's end. Often used in the construction "by the end of play," it refers to the end of a given day's play in sports such as cricket or tennis. Primarily heard in UK. I'm under a lot of pressure to finish this report by the end of play.
See also: end, of, play
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Summary: Galle [Sri Lanka], Aug 15 (ANI): Sri Lanka finished at 227/7 after the end of play on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand here at Galle International Stadium on Thursday.
Return journeys will leave from the Riverside Ground at frequent intervals after the match, with the last bus around two hours after the end of play.
At the start of the week the long-running bet had a carryover of pounds 243,666, which had crept up to pounds 286,803 by end of play on Wednesday, an increase of just over pounds 43k.
They've lost six games out of six so far and that statistic is hardly likely to change at the end of play tomorrow evening.
The possibilty of further rain before the end of play. Wind 10-15mph, becoming 15-20mph in the afternoon.
A presentation will be held at the end of play in the clubhouse.
Worcestershire off-spinner Batty then took seven for 23 to give England A a massive cushion with which to play as they began their second innings - and by the end of play on day two they had reached 116 for one for an overall lead of 300.
EACH end of play normally takes about 15 minutes and there are normally about 10 ends.
Saturday: BBC2 10am; BBC1 12.15pm; BBC2 5.15pm to end of play. Highlights 11.30pm.
United Cricket Board spokeswoman Bronwyn Wilkinson said: "At the end of play, two more spectators were arrested for throwing beer in the faces of the Australian batsmen as they were going up to the dressing room.