If the ball, not being a No ball or a Wide, passes the
striker without touching his bat or person, any runs
completed by the batsmen or a boundary allowance shall
be credited as Byes to the batting side.
2. Leg byes
(a) If the ball, not having previously touched the striker's
bat, strikes his person and the umpire is satisfied
that the striker has
either (i) attempted to play the ball with his bat,
or (ii) tried to avoid being hit by the ball, then any
runs completed by the batsmen or a boundary allowance
shall be credited to the batting side as Leg byes, unless
No ball has been called.
(b) If No ball has been called, the runs in (a) above,
together with the penalty for the No ball, shall be
scored as No ball extras.
3. Leg byes not to be awarded
If in the circumstances of 2(a) above, the umpire considers
that neither of the conditions (i) and (ii) has been
met, then Leg byes will not be awarded. The batting
side shall not be credited with any runs from that delivery
apart from the one run penalty for a No ball if applicable.
Moreover, no other penalties shall be awarded to the
batting side when the ball is dead. See Law 42.17 (Penalty
The following procedure shall be adopted.
(a) If no run is attempted but the ball reaches the
boundary, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball,
and disallow the boundary.
(b) If runs are attempted and if
(i) neither batsman is dismissed and the ball does not
become dead for any other reason, the umpire shall call
and signal Dead ball as soon as one run is completed
or the ball reaches the boundary. The batsmen shall
return to their original ends. The run or boundary shall
(ii) before one run is completed or the ball reaches
the boundary, a batsman is dismissed, or the ball becomes
dead for any other reason, all the provisions of the
Laws will apply, except that no runs and no penalties
shall be credited to the batting side, other than the
penalty for a No ball if applicable