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a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins


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We might still be short of players for the long haul because they are going down like ninepins but fortune favours the brave.
With England's World Cup hopefuls going down like ninepins in recent weeks, there was understandable concern when Fowler was forced out of his side's 1-0 win at Derby.
They didn't take effect for two hours - then my team started going down like ninepins.
And the fact that players were going down like ninepins, it was such a stop-start game with so many people going down injured.