Leg bail

escape from custody by flight.

See also: Leg

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"No, but such a ball, three-quarters length, and coming straight for his leg bail. Nothing but that turn of the wrist could have saved him, and he drew it away to leg for a safe one.
Somerset were relying on the experienced duo of Peter Trego and James Hildreth to rebuild the innings and they put on 48 for the third wicket, before Trego received a beauty from former Somerset allrounder Craig Meschede that pitched outside offstump then nipped back to remove the leg bail.
They put on 48 for the third wicket, before Trego received a beauty from all-rounder Craig Meschede that pitched outside off stump then nipped back to remove the leg bail.
He failed to add to his overnight eight with Starc, bowling at close to 145 kph (90 mph), clipping his leg bail in only the third over of the day.
At 44-4 England really needed Ben Stokes to stand his ground, but he was perhaps the most unlucky of the batsmen to be given out lbw to a ball that would barely have trimmed the leg bail.
Rhodes played on to David Wiese and lost his leg bail shortly after reaching his seventh half-century of the season but that was as good as it got for Sussex, who used seven bowlers trying to part Bell and Trott including medium-pacer Tom Haines, who was struck for six by Bell before limping off with an ankle injury.
Sadly he was given a tough old lbw decision when he had made 18 with one just clipping the leg bail. He had to go, but he could be forgiven for thinking the world is against him.
Umpire Aleem Dar turned down the appeal and a slow motion replay showed the ball brushed his off stump, causing the leg bail to lift slightly before settling back into its groove.
Finn returned, and got rid of Michael Clarke - who went to DRS to try to reverse an lbw on the back foot only to discover Hawk-Eye simulation depicted the ball just clipping the top of the leg bail.
Two cover-drives for four came either side of a third boundary, inside-edged within a whisker of the leg bail.
Lee continued to impress as he searched for an elusive 300th Test wicket but it was Watson who claimed the next victim when he bowled Grant Elliott (nine) in unconventional fashion as both batsman and bowler were unaware that the leg bail had been disturbed with the all-rounder appealing for lbw after his swinging delivery had first hit Elliott's pad.
He had to throttle back, as wickets fell and when he tried to break out of Lancashire's midinnings stranglehold he had his leg bail trimmed when aiming to pull Flintoff.