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  • n. the act of a batsman, running between the wickets, failing to ground himself or his bat behind the popping crease before turning for another run; the umpire's signal indicating this (the run does not count)


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  • Cricket jargon - a run which is invalid because the batsmen have failed to run the required distance. The umpire signals one short by tapping one hand against the same shoulder.

    December 5, 2007