Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Penalty runs

An umpire signals five penalty runs by bringing one arm across his chest and touching his shoulder. If he taps his shoulder, the penalty runs are awarded to the batting side. If he places his hand there, runs are given to the fielding team.

New ball

To signal a new ball, the umpire raises the ball up in his hand.

Last hour

To signal the last hour of play, the umpire taps his wristwatch.

Dead ball

To signal a dead ball, the umpire crosses his wrists below his knees.