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Law 39 - Stumped

THE LAW

39.1 Out Stumped

39.1.1 The striker is out Stumped, except as in 39.3, if

                               a ball which is delivered is not called No ball

                       and  he/she is out of his/her ground, other than as in 39.3.1

                       and  he/she has not attempted a run when his/her wicket is fairly put down by the wicket-keeper without the intervention of another fielder. Note, however Laws 25.6.2 and 25.6.5 (Dismissal and conduct of a batsman and his/her runner) and 27.3 (Position of wicket-keeper).

39.1.2 The striker is out Stumped if all the conditions of 39.1.1 are satisfied, even though a decision of Run out would be justified.

39.2 Ball rebounding from wicket-keeper’s person

If the wicket is put down by the ball, it shall be regarded as having been put down by the wicket-keeper if the ball:

          rebounds on to the stumps from any part of the wicket-keeper’s person or equipment

or      has been kicked or thrown on to the stumps by the wicket-keeper.

39.3 Not out Stumped

39.3.1 The striker will not be out Stumped if he/she has left his/her ground in order to avoid injury.

39.3.2 If the striker is not out Stumped he/she may, except in the circumstances of either of Laws 25.6.5 (Dismissal and conduct of a batsman and his/her runner) or 38.2.2.2 (Batsman not out Run out), be out Run out if the conditions of Law 38.1 (Out Run out) apply.

© Marylebone Cricket Club 2017

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