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What is the official height of cricket stumps?

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The Laws of Cricket require cricket stumps to measure 28 inches in height. In a cricket match, stumps are the three vertical posts supporting the two bails on the wicket, which is placed at each end of the 22-yard 'pitch' of the field of play.

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The three stumps are known as the middle stump, off stump and leg stump, relative to the batsman. The distance between the two outside stumps -the off stump and leg stump- must be exactly 9 inches. In the sport, the bowler aims to get the ball past the batsman by hitting the stumps, causing the batsman to be out.

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