popping crease


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popping crease

n
(Cricket) cricket a line four feet in front of and parallel with the bowling crease, at or behind which the batsman stands
[C18: from pop1 (in the obsolete or dialect sense: to hit) + crease1]

popping crease

White line drawn 4 ft in front of the bowling crease. The bowler must deliver the ball with some part of the front foot behind the popping crease. A batsman cannot be stumped or run out if a foot or the bat is touching the ground behind the popping crease.
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There were rumblings, after the allrounder was on the wrong end of the tightest of third-umpire line calls, that the apparently inconsistent width of the whitewash on the popping crease had contributed to his stumping.
statement There were rumblings, after the allrounder was on the wrong end of the tightest of third-umpire line calls, that the apparently inconsistent width of the whitewash on the popping crease had contributed to his stumping.
an initial with Jonny the will follow up players management Test statement There were rumblings, after the allrounder was on the wrong end of the tightest of third-umpire line calls, that the apparently inconsistent width of the whitewash on the popping crease had contributed to his stumping.
Moeen Ali's dismissal, stumped after the tightest of third-umpire rulings amid mutterings about a bulge in the hand-painted popping crease counting against him, did not help England - who lost their last five wickets for 40.
And then Peshawar fast bowler Taj Wali decided to mankad the non-striker Mohammad Irfan - who had casually taken a step out from the popping crease while the bowler was about to deliver.
An important change with respect to run outs is that if a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum, and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently has lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out.
An important change with respect to runouts is that if a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum, and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out.
by PTI If a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with forward momentum, and has grounded the bat behind the popping crease but subsequently lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out.
There were also errors in length, though Azhar Ali's routine shuffles forward from the popping crease also played a role in scrambling the Zimbabwe bowlers' plans.
The focus of the picture, though, was not Amir's action, but his front foot, which was planted half a metre over the popping crease.
b) the bowler's front foot must land with some part of the foot, whether grounded or raised (i) on the same side of the imaginary line joining the two middle stumps as the return crease described in (a) above and (ii) behind the popping crease.
England's worst experience with no-balls was at Old Trafford against Pakistan in 2001, when umpires David Shepherd and Eddie Nicholls missed at least four infringements of the popping crease.