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Laws of Cricket - Quiz One


1. Whilst the ball is being recovered from some bushes beyond the boundary, the team coach throws a few practice catches to one of his bowlers who is fielding close to the boundary. What action, if any, do the umpires take?
(Select one answer)

a) The bowler cannot bowl again in that innings
b) The bowler is suspended for a specified period of time
c) The bowler can bowl at any time after the incident
d) 5 penalty runs are awarded to the batting side for illegal fielding

2. A slow right-arm bowler is bowling over the wicket. In his delivery stride his front foot lands behind the popping crease and with all of it beyond the imaginary line joining the middle stumps. What does the umpire do?
(Select one answer)

a) Calls and signals "Dead ball"
b) Calls and signals "No ball"
c) Awards 5 penalty runs to the batting side
d) Nothing

3. The striker hits the ball high in the air with such force that his bat breaks into 2 pieces. One piece hits the stumps and a bail is removed. How does the umpire answer an appeal?
(Select one answer)
a) Not out
b) Calls and signals "Dead ball"
c) Out, Hit wicket

4. The batsman makes good his ground but then jumps to avoid being hit by the ball. He is in the air as the ball breaks the wicket. How does the umpire answer an appeal?
(Select one answer)
a) Not out
b) Calls and signals "Dead ball"
c) Out, Run out

5. The striker plays the ball and it drops in front of him. He bends down and throws the ball to a close fielder. No fielder has communicated with the batsman. How does the umpire answer an appeal?
(Select one answer)
a) Out, Obstructing the field
b) Out, Handled the ball
c) Not out