Definition of off stump in English:

off stump


  • The stump on the off side of a wicket.

    • ‘No hitter has ever cut so well, and his footwork enabled him to cut balls even on his leg stump, or pull them to leg from outside his off stump.’
    • ‘He dabbed at a ball outside the off stump and Boucher picked up a regulation catch.’
    • ‘Gayle floated one outside the off stump and Afridi couldn't resist having a dip.’
    • ‘Playing a ball pitched on the off stump to the on side was satisfying.’
    • ‘I thought it was a difficult wicket but it was slightly easier for the left-handers as the soft spots were outside the right-handers off stump.’