Definition of draw stumps in English:

draw stumps


  • Take the stumps out of the ground at close of play.

    ‘I drew stumps swearing to myself I'd never umpire again’
    • ‘‘His owner was thinking about retirement anyway, and this could give him the excuse to draw stumps,’ trainer Mark Johnston told Racing Post.’
    • ‘So that it is not a case of, at least at the moment, my seeing it as one where you have to draw stumps, go away and start again in the Federal Court.’