Males panic miserably in ringers' places (10)
I believe the answer is:
'ringers' places' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are plural nouns, I don't see how one could define the other.
'males panic miserably' is the wordplay.
'miserably' indicates an anagram (I've seen this in other clues).
'malespanic' is an anagram of 'CAMPANILES'.
'in' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?