Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Cricket
Cricket
How to win
Basics
OUT!
Runs
What do the other players do?
How does a game work?
One-day cricket
Test cricket
How do I know if my team is winning?

 
The job of bowlers is to get the batsmen out OUT!
If the bowler is able to get the ball past the batsman and hit the stumps with it the batsman is 'out' and their turn at batting is ended.

There are three other main ways for a batsman to get out:

Leg Before Wicket (LBW) - The batsman is not allowed to use their legs to stop the ball hitting the wicket. If they do, and the umpire thinks the ball would have hit the stumps, the player is out LBW.

Caught - If the batsman hits the ball away from the stumps, but a player on the fielding team is able to catch it before it hits the ground, the batsman is out.

Run out - When a batsman hits the ball away from the wicket they may try to run from one set of stumps to the other to score a run. If the ball is fielded quick enough, thrown back towards the wicket, and the stumps the batsman is running to are knocked over with the ball, the batsman is run out.


E-mail this page to a friend



   back next   
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club