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Cricket/Last Hour Overs Calculation



Last Hour : 5:30 to 6:30

After 2.1 overs bowled, interruption starts at 5:35.  Play resumes at 5:46.

Further 3.4 overs bowled and innings ends at 5:58.

How many minimum overs are remained to be bowled?

Not quite sure why you could not follow the procedure in my previous answer.

Law 16 requires separate calculations for each break:

At 5:35, 17.5 overs remain
At 5:46, lost 11 minutes, lost 3 overs, 14.5 remain
At 5:58, innings ends, 11.1 remain (if I understand your 3.4 correctly)

Law 16.8(b) requires two calculations at change of innings.
(c) round up to 12 overs remaining deduct 3, so 9 overs starting at 6:08
(d) Start 6:08, 22 minutes left, round up to 8 overs.

So 9 overs remain at that point as greater.


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Colin Pearson


Cricket umpiring and scoring. I can answer questions on MCC Laws of Cricket but not ICC and other special regulations, which are frequently changing. I cannot answer questions on careers as a cricket umpiring. For details of courses, visit (anywhere that has advertised), (UK only)


I passed The Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers Full membership examinations in 1961 and have been an instructor since 1973, and examiner since 1977 and have undergone the first stage training as an Umpire Assessor for ECB Association of Cricket Officials. I was Chairman of Training Board for ACU&S from 1981 to 1997.

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MA Hons Cantab 1966 DMS Part 1, 1975 Enterprise Reader (rtd), Staffordshire University)

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