Post 7: Posted by Asjad Mir on Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 13:40

I meant to say,
'to help opposition wicket-keepers find some solace'

Post 6: Posted by Asjad Mir on Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 13:38

On wides, an extract from MCC (the custodian of the Laws of Cricket since the Club's formation in 1787) website reads as

Law 25 (wide ball) - runs resulting from a Wide

All runs completed by the batsmen or a boundary allowance, together with the penalty for the Wide, shall be scored as Wide balls. Apart from any award of a 5 run penalty, all runs resulting from a Wide shall be debited against the bowler.

I think we should publish an apology on our website, so help opposition bowlers find some solace!

Post 5: Posted by Peter Swain on Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:37

We could always ask our ambassador, 'The Coach' to share this knowledge with the opposition instead of scaring them in various states of undress!

Post 4: Posted by Andy Redman on Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 15:42

Of course this actually doesn't affect our averages as we have to use the scores recorded by the oppo.... so,unless they have been making the same mistakes we should be ok!

Post 3: Posted by Colin Wouldham on Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 05:26

Nobody believed me last week when I said this!

Post 2: Posted by Andy Redman on Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 05:20

I must admit I thought I noticed this in a televised game earlier in the week .... where on earth did we get the byes information from??

Post 1: Posted by Peter Swain on Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 13:00

While watching the rarity of an Australia win yesterday, Gary and I noticed that additional runs on wides are credited as wides, not byes. I have noted the following from Wikipedia:

If the wicket-keeper fumbles or misses the ball, the batsmen may be able to take additional runs safely, and may choose to do so. The number of runs scored are scored as wides, not byes.

If the wicket-keeper misses the ball and it travels all the way to the boundary, the batting team immediately scores five wides, similarly as if the ball had been hit to the boundary for a four on a no ball.

Thought Andy might be interested! Might also change a few bowling averages!