The end of a cricket team? (4)
I believe the answer is:
'the end' is the definition.
(tail is a kind of end)
'a cricket team?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'a' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'til' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).
'of' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for tail that I've seen before include "Flexible part that extends from an animal's rear" , "part of coat" , "Dog - or part of one" , "Caudal fin" , "Follow -- rear end" .)