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Umpire Signals

OutOut

The umpire is responsible for determining if the batsman is out or not. Batsmen can be out Caught, Bowled, Hit Wicket, Run Out, Stumped. The umpire raises their index (first) finger.

No Ball

NoballIf the ball bounces more than twice before reaching the batsman, or arrives above waist height without bouncing, then it will be called a no-ball. If the bowler does not have part of their front foot behind the crease when they deliver the ball it will also be called a no-ball. A ball may be called a no-ball even if the batsman hits the ball. The umpire holds one arm out at shoulder height.

Wide

WideThe ball is bowled so far wide of the batter that they cannot hit it then that ball will be called a wide. In pairs cricket this can be if the ball passes the batsman wide of the crease. If the ball is hit it cannot be called a wide. The umpire holds both arms out at shoulder height.

Boundary 4

FourThe boundary is an optional limit to the playing area. This should be marked, for examples by cones or a rope. Balls that bounce before crossing the boundary score 4 runs. The umpire swings their arm backward and forward across their chest.

Boundary 6

SixThe boundary is an optional limit to the playing area. This should be marked, for examples by cones or a rope.Balls hit over the boundary without bouncing score 6 runs. The umpire raises both their arms straight above their head.

Byes

ByesByes are runs scored when the batsman has missed the ball with their bat and it has not hit the batsman on the body. They are added to the team total but do not count to the batsman’s individual score. The umpire raises one arm above their head.

Leg Byes

Leg BLegbyesyes are runs scored when the batsman has missed the ball with their bat but the ball has touched the batsman’s body. They are added to the team total but do not count to the batsman individual score. The umpire raises one leg and touches it with their hand.