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Timed out



Timed out is a very rare form of dismissal that occurs while play is in progress when, following a dismissal, a new batsman takes longer than the time permitted to arrive at the wicket. An incoming batsman is allowed three minutes from the time of the previous batsman's dismissal to be in a position to take his guard or, if he is at the non-striker's end, for the striker to receive the next ball.
Reasons for a delay can, of course, be serious. The batsman may have been taken ill, or tripped on the dressing room steps and hurt himself. But sometimes they can be funny - at least to everyone else - such as occasions when the incoming batsmen has found himself trapped in the pavilion toilets by a faulty lock!