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off stump

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noun Cricket.
  1. the outside stump opposite the one at which the batsman stands.
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  • Flower bowled him a short-pitched, fast ball, rather wide of the off-stump.

    The Wonder

    J. D. Beresford

  • The next ball was of the same length, but this time off the off-stump.


    P. G. Wodehouse

  • In cricketing parlance, he is in that case stronger on his leg than on his off-stump.

  • The first ball was well outside the off-stump; it landed in the National School grounds that ran alongside of the school field.

  • At any rate, he attempted no leg-glides on the off-stump, and in consequence found little difficulty in staying in.