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middle stump

noun, Cricket.
the stump inside of the leg stump and the off stump; the second of the three stumps of a wicket. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If it had been a decent-sized rabbit, I should have plugged it middle stump; only it was a small one, so I missed.

    The Gold Bat P. G. Wodehouse
  • At the next ball he did have a hit—right across it, and his middle stump fell flat.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • Lancaster placed his field, bowled a lightning ball, and splintered an old Oxonian's middle stump.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Another player came out, but at the fourth ball of the over his middle stump was levelled.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • The next ball came straight for the middle stump, but was blocked back half-way between the creases, and another run was stolen.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys Lewis Hough
  • And then that thick-set, muscular beast, for so Fluff regarded him, stared fixedly at Fluff's middle stump.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Bray had just lifted a length ball off the middle stump over short-leg's head.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • In 1775 they wisely introduced a middle stump, as they found the best balls harmlessly flying between the wide wickets.

    Old English Sports Peter Hampson Ditchfield

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