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Laws of Cricket

OUT has access to expert technical advice on all aspects of the correct interpretation and application of the Laws of Cricket both as set down in the MCC's 'Blue Book' and the MCC Open Learning Manual and on how they are differently applied under the ECB First Class playing regulations and International Cricket Council (ICC) playing regulations.

Through the glossary and scenario pages on the web site, OUT provides a service which is used by cricket journalists, pundits, television and radio commentators and members of the public who readily obtain immediate expert advice on the interpretation and application of the Laws of Cricket.

To aid the teaching of the 42 Laws, OUT has sub-divided them into a number of meaningful subject areas as listed below
Spirit of cricket
The Preamble
Field of play and implements of the game
Law 5 - The ball
Law 6 - The bat
Law 7 - The pitch
Law 8 - The wickets
Law 9 - The bowling, popping and return creases
Law 10 - Preparation and maintenance of the playing area
Law 11 - Covering the pitch
Players and officials
Law 1 - The players
Law 2 - Substitutes and runners ......
Law 3 - The umpires
Law 4 - The scorers
Law 40 - The wicket-keeper
Law 41 - The fielder
Structure of the game
Law 12 - Innings
Law 13 - The follow-on
Law 14 - Declaration and forfeiture
Law 15 - Intervals
Law 16 - Start of play; cessation of play
Law 17 - Practice on the field



Scoring runs and result
Law 18 - Scoring runs
Law 19 - Boundaries
Law 20 - Lost ball
Law 21 - The result
Law 26 - Bye and leg bye
Bowler delivering the ball
Law 22 - The over
Law 23 - Dead ball
Law 24 - No ball
Law 25 - Wide ball
Conditions affecting dismissal
Law 27 - Appeals
Law 28 - The wicket is down
Law 29 - Batsman out of his ground
Dismissals
Law 30 - Bowled
Law 31 - Timed out
Law 32 - Caught
Law 33 - Handled the ball
Law 34 - Hit the ball twice
Law 35 - Hit wicket
Law 36 - Leg before wicket
Law 37 - Obstructing the field
Law 38 - Run out
Law 39 - Stumped
Fair and unfair play
Law 42 - Fair and unfair play