No Ball | The 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket with Stephen Fry


No Ball One of the things bowlers hate is bowling
a “no ball” … Here’s the most common form… The bowler’s front foot has landed beyond
the popping crease… If the umpire spots this, he’ll call a no
ball . The front foot must land with some part, whether grounded or raised, behind the
popping crease. The bowler’s front foot must also not cross
an imaginary line joining the two middle stumps… And the bowler’s back foot must also land
within and not touching the return crease… But, this is cricket, so things don’t stop
there. The umpire will also call a no ball if… The bowler throws the ball… The bowler changes his method of delivery
without telling the umpire… The bowler bowls underarm… The ball bounces more than twice before reaching
the batsman… The ball comes to rest in front of the batsman’s
wicket… And, if the bowler hits his own stumps while
delivering the ball. For an even more precise definition of when
a ball is a no ball,see law 24 in the MCC’s “The Laws of Cricket”.

9 thoughts on “No Ball | The 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket with Stephen Fry

  1. The bowler can't throw the ball? What is it called then when the ball leaves his hand at a high speed? A toss?

  2. If the ball bounces more than once before reaching the batsman (or the crease), it is called a dead ball rgt and not a no ball… But this video states otherwise… I am confused

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