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Colin Pearson

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Cricket umpiring and scoring. I can answer questions on MCC Laws of Cricket but not ICC and other special regulations, which are frequently changing. I cannot answer questions on careers as a cricket umpiring. For details of courses, visit http://nompere.proboards.com (anywhere that has advertised), www.ecb.co.uk/ecbaco (UK only)

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2015-08-26 Wide:

Law 21.6 makes it clear that once the batters have scored (or been awarded) sufficient runs to win, then the game is at an end and nothing else counts.    In your case, as soon as the umpire has called

2015-08-24 umpiring:

Sorry I can only think of 5 at present.    1 Keep head still at the critical moment  2 Try to be in correct position  3 Give same length of thought before giving each decision  4 Replay the action in sequence

2015-08-20 Batsman Retiring:

If a batsman has retired "voluntarily" (with no good reason), then the fielding captain is entitled to refuse to let him resume his innings even after everyone else is out.    The batsman has chosen to

2015-08-10 REVOCATION OF NO BALL:

Tom Smith makes it clear that an umpire can change his decision provided he does so promptly.    In this scenario, his first action has had no influence on the subsequent play - it was settled in keeper's

2015-08-10 REVOCATION OF NO BALL:

Unfortunately the Laws do not cover this situation.    If he revokes his call but allows the delivery to stand, then the striker could have been influenced in his stroke and could now be caught (or bowled

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