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  • noun cricket Plural form of stump.
  • noun uncountable, cricket close of play (when the stumps are pulled out of the ground by the umpires)
  • verb Present participle of stump.


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  • Cricket jargon - 1. the three sticks which, together with the bails, make up the wicket; 2. the end of a day's play. When the last ball has been bowled and play has been completed the umpire announces, "Stumps."

    November 29, 2007