leg stump

the stump on the leg side of the batsmans wicket

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  • Leg stump — Stump Stump, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.] 1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leg stump — /ˈlɛg stʌmp/ (say leg stump) noun (in cricket) the stump on the leg side …   Australian English dictionary

  • leg stump — noun : the outside stump near the batsman in cricket compare middle stump, off stump * * * Cricket. either of the outside stumps at which the batsman takes his position. Cf. middle stump, off stump. [1825 35] * * * leg stump, Cricket. the stump… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg stump — Cricket. either of the outside stumps at which the batsman takes his position. Cf. middle stump, off stump. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Stump — Stump, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.] 1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stump tracery — Stump Stump, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.] 1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leg theory — is a bowling tactic in the sport of cricket. The term leg theory is somewhat archaic and seldom used any more, but the basic tactic still plays a part in modern cricket.Simply put, leg theory involves concentrating the bowling attack at or near… …   Wikipedia

  • leg — /lɛg / (say leg) noun 1. one of the members or limbs which support and move the human or animal body. 2. this part of an animal, especially lamb or veal, used as meat to roast, bake, etc. 3. that part of the limb between the knee and the ankle. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • leg theory — /ˈlɛg θɪəri/ (say leg thiuhree) noun Cricket a bowling strategy in which short pitched balls are aimed at the batter on the line of the leg stump, in the hope of producing a deflection going to fielders behind square leg. See bodyline bowling …   Australian English dictionary

  • Leg before wicket — Ray Lindwall traps Peter May leg before wicket in the First Test of the 1954–55 Ashes series. In the sport of cricket, leg before wicket (LBW) is one of the ways in which a batsman can be dismissed. An umpire will rule a batsman out LBW under a… …   Wikipedia

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