Short Run?

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Kevin Staff asked 2 years ago

A batter makes his mark in front of the batting crease and takes guard in front of the crease line. He is at the non-striker’s end. He takes an easy single but does not make his ground over the crease line. Instead, he faces up to the next delivery in front of the crease. The fielding team claims a short run. What is your decision as square leg umpire?

1 Answers
Kevin Staff answered 2 years ago

It is not a short run as there was no deliberate attempt to run short. However, the fielding team could have run him out for not making his ground.