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john asked 12 months ago

If a bowler during his runup sees that the batsmen at his end is out of his crease can he run him out before he bowls the ball.

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Kevin Staff answered 12 months ago

Yes. Law 42.15 in the MCC laws of Cricket say the following:
The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over.
If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon possible.