For other uses, see Stump (disambiguation).
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The stumps are three vertical posts which support two bails. In the Sport of Cricket, a bail is one of the two smaller sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form a Wicket. The stumps and bails are usually made of wood, and together form a wicket at each end of the pitch. In the sport of Cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings Meanings of wicket Set of stumps Primarily the wicket A Cricket pitch is the central strip of the Cricket field between the Wickets The pitch is 1 chain or 22 yards (20 The overall width of each wicket is 9 inches (22. 9 cm).
Each stump is 28 inches (71. 1 cm) tall with maximum and minimum diameters of 11⁄2 inches (3. 81 cm) and 13⁄8 inches (3. 49 cm). They have a spike at one end for hammering into the ground, and the other end has a U-shaped 'through groove' to provide a resting place for the bails. In Joinery, a groove is a slot or trench cut into a member which runs parallel to the grain
Each stump is referred to by a specific name:
In modern professional play, the stumps are often emblazoned with a sponsor's logo. Although they are too far away from spectators to be seen, such logos are visible on television coverage. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic
For professional matches, often one or more of the stumps is hollow and contains a small television camera. This is aligned vertically, but can view through a small window on the side of the stump via a mirror. The so-called stump-cam gives a unique view of play for action replays, particularly when a batsman is bowled. Stump Cameras were first used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia and after the success of them they have been used ever since.
In cricket, a batsman can be out stumped if:
Being "out of his ground" is defined not as having any part of the batsman's body or his bat touching the ground behind the crease - ie, if his bat is slightly elevated from the floor despite being behind the crease then he would be considered out (if stumped). One of the fielding team must appeal for the wicket by asking the umpire. The appeal is normally directed to the square-leg umpire, who would be in the best position to adjudicate on the appeal.
Stumping is the fifth most common form of dismissal after caught, bowled, leg before wicket and run out. Caught is a method of dismissing a Batsman in the Sport of Cricket. Bowled is a method of dismissing a Batsman in the Sport of Cricket. In the Sport Cricket, leg before wicket (LBW is one of the ways in which a Batsman can be dismissed. For the term run out, used in equestrian sport see Refusal Run out is a method of dismissal in the Sport It is governed by Law 39 of the Laws of cricket. The laws of cricket are a set of rules framed by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC which serve to standardise the format of Cricket matches across the world to ensure It is usually seen when a medium or slow bowler is bowling. Muralijpg|thumb|250px|right|The world's leading off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan sends down a delivery]] A bowler in the Sport of Cricket is usually It requires co-operation between a bowler and wicket-keeper: the bowler must induce the batsman to move out of his ground, and the wicket-keeper must be quick enough to break the wicket before the batsman makes his ground (i. e. places the bat or part of his body on the ground back behind the popping crease). For the goalie's crease in hockey see Goal area. In the Sport of Cricket, the crease is the area demarcated by white If the bails are removed before the wicket-keeper has the ball, the batsman can still be stumped if the wicket-keeper removes one of the stumps from the ground, while holding the ball in his hand. The wicket-keeper and the bowler both obtain credit for dismissing a batsman who is stumped. A batsman may not be out stumped off a no ball, but may be stumped off a wide delivery. In the Sport of Cricket a no ball is a penalty against the fielding team usually as a result of an illegal delivery by the bowler. For other uses of the word or acronym see WIDE. In the Sport of Cricket, a wide is one of two things The event
Stumps is used as a term to mean the end of a day's play, e. g. "The umpires called stumps" means that the umpires declared play over for the day. An umpire in Cricket (from the Old French Nompere meaning not equal i At the end of a session, i. e. before lunch or tea, the umpires will remove the bails; at the end of the day's play, the umpires will remove the stumps.