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Runner scenarios (1)


It can be a perplexing time for players and umpires when a batsman is injured and requires a runner. There is confusion introduced by the fact that the batsman have to decide who is calling. Does the runner do any calling? Where does everybody stand, the umpires? The runner when at the injured striker's end? The injured batsman when he is not on strike?

We have produced a series of scenarios which illustrate the Laws relating to Runners. Soon to be superceded by an ICC directive????

Scenario 1
The injured striker plays the ball and stays in his ground. The non-striker and runner both run, cross and the wicket is fairly put down at the non-striker's end. Who is Out?

Scenario 2
The injured striker has played the ball and starts to run. He crosses with the non-striker but the runner has stayed in his ground. A fielder throws the ball to the wicket-keeper who fairly puts the wicket down at the striker's end. Who is Out?

Scenario 3
The striker has played the ball and stayed in his ground. The runner and non-striker set off for a run and cross but then turn around and head back to their original ends. The wicket is fairly put down at the non-striker's end. Who is out?

Scenario 4
The striker has played the ball and he starts to run. The runner and non-striker also run and they cross. The injured striker and runner both make good their ground at the non-striker's end. The ball is thrown to the wicket-keeper who fairly puts down the wicket at the striker's end with the non-striker out of his ground. Who is Out?


Scenario 5
The striker plays the ball and stays in his ground. The runner and non-striker start to run but do not cross. A fielder throws the ball to the wicket-keeper who fairly puts down the wicket. Who is Out?

Scenario 6
The striker plays the ball and walks forward out of his ground. The runner and non-striker both run, cross and make good their ground at the other end. A fielder throws the ball to the wicket-keeper who fairly puts down the wicket. Who is Out?



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Read more about Law 2 (Substitutes and runners, etc) at the MCC website