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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 (anywhere that has advertised), (UK only)

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2015-10-06 Replacement:

Law 1.2 says  Each captain shall nominate his players in writing to one of the umpires before the toss. No player may be changed after the nomination without the consent of the opposing captain.    In

2015-09-30 No Ball:

If the bowler breaks the wicket, the umpire should call "No Ball" IF he is quick enough.    However if the bowler does not deliver the ball, then the umpire must call "Dead Ball" and also revoke the  "No

2015-09-23 out Caught:

Law 32.4 (in part) says:  A catch shall not be made and a Boundary 6 shall be scored if ... a fielder ... after catching it subsequently touches ... or crosses ... the boundary while carrying the ball

2015-09-22 Noball:

I wonder whether there is some confusion between the two parts of Law 42.6.     For convenience, I will refer to your deliveries as BOUNCERS, which pitch in front of striker and rear up high.  The other

2015-09-14 Out without appeal:

The umpire can only give a decision if he receives an appeal.    If the ball is caught, then the Striker may accept that he is dismissed and leave the field.    If however, there is no appeal and he stands

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