stumps

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the time when stumps are drawn; close of play
    Citation ‘His dismissal — for 59 — ten minutes before the close brought Australia back almost to even terms with the score 191–4 at stumps’ (Brearley 1982)
    Citation ‘The captain’s methodical half-century was ended in sight of stumps by his rival: Ponting’s fifth Test wicket, and probably his best’ (Haigh 2005)
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