draw stumps

draw stumps

1. In cricket, to call an end of gameplay for the day, as by removing the stumps (part of the wicket) from the ground. As the umpire draws stumps for the day, India has beaten England by 133 runs.
2. By extension, to cease doing something or bring something to an end. In spite of the biting scandal, the footballer said he would not be drawing stumps on his international career. This has gotten horribly boring, let's draw stumps and go home.
See also: draw, stump

draw stumps

cease doing something.
In the game of cricket, the stumps are taken out of the ground at the close of play.
See also: draw, stump
References in classic literature ?
"It doesn't occur to you that I might like to draw stumps, start clean, and live happily ever after--in the bush?"
Runner-up on his first two starts, Ustath could finish only sixth at Nottingham back in October, with Owen Burrows opting to draw stumps for the winter at that point.
But substandard homework has persuaded Tizzard (right) and son Joe draw stumps on the Jean Bishop-owned bay's career.
Vics Canvas has not run since that famous effort in the 2016 Grand National but he had been quietly building his way back towards running again for trainer Dermot McLoughlin, before connections were forced to draw stumps just a fortnight ago after the gelding suffered a minor setback.
Officials at the Cumbria circuit were left with no option but to draw stumps once they staged another inspection yesterday afternoon.
Officials at the Craigie venue were forced to draw stumps after recent heavy rain led to several false patches of ground.
To be beaten just over four lengths in sixth at Classic level is no disgrace, but a disappointing effort at at Royal Ascot was enough for connections to draw stumps.
" Mr Hain said he had "decided to draw stumps" on his Commons career.
Markets may well 'draw stumps' on revival hope ARE we getting close to the point when we should stop believing a cure for what ails the Eurozone area is actually possible?
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It was a similar story at Taunton with their clerk of the course Michael Trickey also deciding to draw stumps early.
Lingfield were also victims of the wet weather, with their clerk of the course Neil MacKenzie Ross deciding to draw stumps half an hour before their scheduled inspection at 8am.
At the time of the inspection there were areas of false ground and, with further rain forecast, officials had no option but to draw stumps.
The West has lost there and should draw stumps" - Military historian Sir Max Hastings "People are complex and complicated and they lead messy, knotty lives.
"We'll probably run him in a Group 3 and maybe draw stumps for the year.