home counties home counties


  • (n) the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded


  1. But this black-and-white timbered home in a rustic patch of Hertfordshire, in south England's home counties, is not just an ordinary house.
  2. The President had gone to Hyde Park and had spent the day before election touring his home counties.
  3. Joyously bearing sanctified trophies, the Scottish pilgrims returned to their home counties of Dumbarton.


  • Ashes 2013: First Test, Day Two: Ashton Agar Smashes Records to Rescue Australia

    Last month, Ashton Agar was playing for Henley against North Mymms in the Home Counties Premier League. By Thursday, he had become a national hero for Australia. There were some doubts about his selection for this series since it came at the expense of Nathan Lyon, the young off spinner who had taken as many wickets as any other Australian bowler in the run-up to the Ashes. Agar was ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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