If it had been a decent-sized rabbit, I should have plugged it middle stump; only it was a small one, so I missed.
At the next ball he did have a hit—right across it, and his middle stump fell flat.
Lancaster placed his field, bowled a lightning ball, and splintered an old Oxonian's middle stump.
Another player came out, but at the fourth ball of the over his middle stump was levelled.
The next ball came straight for the middle stump, but was blocked back half-way between the creases, and another run was stolen.
And then that thick-set, muscular beast, for so Fluff regarded him, stared fixedly at Fluff's middle stump.
Bray had just lifted a length ball off the middle stump over short-leg's head.
In 1775 they wisely introduced a middle stump, as they found the best balls harmlessly flying between the wide wickets.