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Cricket/Law 39: Stumped out


Respected Sir ,

This scenario is one of my on field experience packages :)

Striker misses the ball , collected my wicket-keeper how was standing near to the wickets . suddenly striker leaves his ground for this wicket keeper waited waited waited and bang on to the stumps . i was at striker end only.

On appeal I have raised my finger. Striker looked stunned with this. May be he either was not aware of this or he might have considered the ball become dead but he didn't argue , he felt guilty and walked back.

I reported this as a stumped to the scorers as there was no rum attempt and no other fielders participation in putting the wicket down.

i would like to have your experience words on this scene.

Happy Holly !

Thanks in advance,
Mayur Wankhade.

Dear Mayur,

Excellent job. Nothing wrong. What you knew about the rule is perfect. Not attempting to run and no fielder is involved in the action means the batsman is out 'Stumped'.

Striker should not leave the crease immediately. Ball becomes dead when it reaches the gloves of Wicket Keeper. But this does not mean that the striker should relax and can move. He must be ready to face any prompt action after the ball is gathered by the WK. But the ball remains in play until the actions of the striker become normal.

One incident had happened to me when a non striker left the crease to say a word of advice to the striker the moment he played and missed the ball. The WK threw down the wicket at the Non striker's wicket, and I had to give that non striker out "Run Out".

Normally when a ball is gathered by WK, the striker always will walk down to tap the pitch or will do a bit of gardening, he  will always make the fielding side, particularly to the WK or the striker's end umpire aware by action. This is considered that he is permitted to do so and then cannot be given out.

WK will always wait even for striker to lift his back foot to get him out stumped.

Hope this will help you.

With regards,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 27/03/2013)


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