18 SCORING RUNS
A runThe score shall be reckoned by runs. A run is scored
18.1.1 so often as the batsmen, at any time while the ball is in play, have crossed andmade good their ground from end to end.
18.1.2 when a boundary is scored. See clause19 (Boundaries).
18.1.3 when Penalty runs are awarded. See clause18.6.
18.2 Runs disallowed
Wherever in these Playing Conditions provision is made for the scoring of runs or awarding of penalties,such runs and penalties will be subject to any provisions that may be applicable for thedisallowance of runs or for the non-award of penalties.When runs are disallowed, the one run penalty for No ball or Wide shall stand and 5 runpenalties shall be allowed, except for Penalty runs under clause28.3 (Protective helmetsbelonging to the fielding side).
18.3 Short runs
18.3.1 A run is short if a batsman fails to make good his ground in turning for a furtherrun.
18.3.2 Although a short run shortens the succeeding one, the latter if completed shall notbe regarded as short. A striker setting off for the first run from in front of the poppingcrease may do so also without penalty.
18.4 Unintentional short runs
Except in the circumstances of clause 18.5,
18.4.1 if either batsman runs a short run, the umpire concerned shall, unless a boundary isscored, call and signal Short run as soon as the ball becomes dead and that run shallnot be scored.
18.4.2 if, after either or both batsmen run short, a boundary is scored the umpire concernedshall disregard the short running and shall not call or signal Short run.
18.4.3 if both batsmen run short in one and the same run, this shall be regarded as only oneshort run.
18.4.4 if more than one run is short then, subject to clauses 18.4.2 and 18.4.3, all runs called asshort shall not be scored.
18.4.5 if there has been more than one short run, the umpire shall inform the scorers as tothe number of runs to be recorded.
18.5 Deliberate short runs
18.5.1 If either umpire considers that one or both batsmen deliberately ran short at thatumpire’s end, the umpire concerned shall, when the ball is dead, call and signal Shortrun and inform the other umpire of what has occurred and apply clause 18.104.22.168.5.2 The bowler’s end umpire shall
- disallow all runs to the batting side
- return any not out batsman to his original end
- signal No ball or Wide to the scorers, if applicable
- award 5 Penalty runs to the fielding side
- award any other 5-run Penalty that is applicable except for Penalty runs under clause28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side)
- inform the scorers as to the number of runs to be recorded, and- inform the captain of the fielding side and, as soon as practicable, the captain of thebatting side of the reason for this action.
18.6 Runs awarded for penalties
Runs shall be awarded for penalties under clause 18.5 (Deliberate short runs), 24.4 (Player returning withoutpermission), 26.4 (Penalties for contravention), 21 (No ball), 22 (Wide ball), 28.2(Fieldingthe ball), 28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side) and41 (Unfair play). Note, however, the restrictions on the award of Penalty runs in clauses 23.3(Leg byes not to be awarded),28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to thefielding side) and 34 (Hit the ball twice).18.7 Runs scored for boundaries
Runs shall be scored for boundary allowances under clause19 (Boundaries).
18.8 Runs scored when a batsman is dismissed
When a batsman is dismissed, any runs for penalties awarded to either side shall stand.
No other runs shall be credited to the batting side, except as follows.
18.8.1 If a batsman is dismissed Obstructing the field, the batting side shall also score anyruns completed before the offence.
If, however, the obstruction prevented a catch being made, no runs other thanpenalties shall be scored.
18.8.2 If a batsman is dismissed Run out, the batting side shall also score any runscompleted before the wicket was put down.
18.9 Runs scored when the ball becomes dead other than at the fall of a wicket
When the ball becomes dead for any reason other than the fall of a wicket, or is called deadby an umpire, unless there is specific provision otherwise in these Playing Conditions, any runs forpenalties awarded to either side shall be scored. Note however the provisions of clauses 23.3(Leg byes not to be awarded) and 28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side).Additionally the batting side shall be credited with all runs completed by the batsmen before the incident or call of Dead ball and the run in progress if the batsmen had already crossed at the instant of the incidentor call of Dead ball. Note specifically, however, the provisions of clause41.5.7(Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman).18.10 Crediting of runs scored
Unless stated otherwise in these Playing Conditions,
18.10.1 if the ball is struck by the bat, all runs scored by the batting side shall be credited tothe striker, except for the following:
- an award of 5 Penalty runs, which shall be scored as Penalty runs
- the one run penalty for a No ball, which shall be scored as a No balls extra.
18.10.2 if the ball is not struck by the bat, runs shall be scored as Penalty runs, Byes, Legbyes, No ball extras or Wides as the case may be. If Byes or Leg byes accrue froma No ball, only the one run penalty for No ball shall be scored as such, and theremainder as Byes or Leg byes as appropriate.18.10.3 the bowler shall be debited with:
- all runs scored by the striker
- all runs scored as No ball extras
- all runs scored as Wides.
18.11 Batsman returning to original end
18.11.1 When the striker is dismissed in any of the circumstances in clauses 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199,the not out batsman shall return to his original end.188.8.131.52 Bowled.184.108.40.206 Stumped.220.127.116.11 Hit the ball twice.18.104.22.168 LBW.22.214.171.124 Hit wicket.18.11.2 The batsmen shall return to their original ends in any of the cases of clauses126.96.36.199 to188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 A boundary is scored.220.127.116.11 Runs are disallowed for any reason.18.104.22.168 A decision by the batsmen at the wicket to do so, under clause41.5(Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman).18.12 Batsman returning to wicket he has left18.12.1 When a batsman is dismissed in any of the ways in clauses22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, thenot out batsman shall return to the wicket he has left but only if the batsmenhad not already crossed at the instant of the incident causing the dismissal. If runsare to be disallowed, however, the not out batsman shall return to his originalend.188.8.131.52 Caught184.108.40.206 Obstructing the field220.127.116.11 Run out.18.12.2 If, while a run is in progress, the ball becomes dead for any reason other than thedismissal of a batsman, the batsmen shall return to the wickets they had left, butonly if they had not already crossed in running when the ball became dead. If,however, any of the circumstances of clauses 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 apply, the batsmenshall return to their original ends.