# Thread: How Many Outs? (2)

1. ## How Many Outs? (2)

Here is the version of the puzzle for the non-Americans. How many ways is it possible for a batter to be called out in Cricket?

2. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Simple <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>One</font color=yellow></span hi> That's because <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> anyone who understands cricket has got to be out to lunch </font color=yellow></span hi> <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

3. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Look... cricket is a really easy game to understand ...

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that is in goes out and when he is out he comes in and the next man goes in until he is out. When they are all out the side that is out comes in and the side that has been out goes out and tries to get those coming in out. Sometimes you will get men still in and out. When both sides have been in and out, including the not outs, that's the end of the game.

Alan

4. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Thank you very much. That makes it perfectly clear ... NOT <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

5. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

You're going to confuse people if you post something like that. The sentence that reads "Sometimes you will get men still in and out." should of course have said "Sometimes you will get men still in and not out."

I hope that makes everything clear for the non cricket players.

StuartR

6. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Still buzzed after yesterday's test match - way to go lads! <img src=/S/flags/UK.gif border=0 alt=UK width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23>
The BATSMAN (batter is what we put on fish! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>) can be out in <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>10</font color=yellow></span hi> ways:-
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1. Bowled
2. Caught
3. Leg Before Wicket (no I can't explain all the intricacies of this rule!)
4. Hit Wicket
5. Run Out
6. Stumped
7. Handling the Ball
8. Obstructing the Field
9. Hit Ball Twice
10. Timed out (too slow getting to the crease)

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7. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Quite correct Stuart - I should have read it more carefully, or posted at an earlier hour. No wonder people get confused, when errors like that appear! Now they should all understand perfectly. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

Alan

8. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Oh ya! That's a lot better now .... <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>

9. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

I found a better definition that goes into greater detail. I'm sure this will clarify things:

"You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have gone out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game! "

Alan

10. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Much better, but I think an explanation of how to hold the bat may also be needed. Also definitions of technical terms such as Silly Mid Off could help.

StuartR

11. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Don't forget the tea breaks, and the mandatory cucumber sandwiches ...

12. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

And perhaps some of the more subtle terminology too. For instance, "disposition", a term coined by Garfield Sobers when placed at silly point and complaining "I can't field in disposition, mon".

Alan

13. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

I'm real sorry I started this post now. Anyway, 10 looks correct to me. You even got two that I had missed (8 and 9).

Well done. I suppose it really should be BATSPERSON!

14. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Steve

Is there an 11th? If a fielder retrieves the ball and then throws it a batsman, hitting him/her and they are not behind the confines of their crease they are declared as out, or does this come under 5 (Run out) from your list above?

Jerry

15. ## Re: How Many Outs? (2)

Well, I remember it happening once. A Windies pace bowler, fielding off his own bowling, tried to run out an Aussie tail ender, who was headed towards the striker's end for a desperate run. The batsman knew the predicament and tried (successfully) to keep his body between bowler and stumps. The bowler couldn't get a shot at the stumps so decided to plant it between the shoulders of the running batsman. The batsman was NOT given out for interfering with the fielding... maybe the 3 weeks of impending bruising was considered penalty enough.

Alan

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