If you are new to junior cricket scoring, you may find the rules relating to recording sundries a little complicated.
Sundries are noballs, wides, byes, and legbyes.
There are three things to remember:
- If a batter hits the ball, there is no possibility of recording ‘wides’, ‘byes’ or ‘leg byes’ for that ball.
- A batter that hits the ball on a ‘no ball’ can score additional runs for themselves and the team. The ‘no ball’ count is at most 1 for that ball.
- If the batter does not hit the ball after a no ball or wide, and the batters run, then you must increase the number of wides or no balls recorded for each time the players run and swap ends.
Some useful examples:
(a) A wide is called.
Record 1 wide.
(b) Wide is called then the batters run to other end.
Increase the wides by number of times batters make it to other end.
A ‘wide’ is called and the batters swap ends: record 1 wide (call) + 1 wide (run) = 2 wides.
(c) No ball is called.
Record 1 no ball.
(d) No ball is called and batters run to swap ends (no hit).
Add 1 to the no balls penalty (goes on bowlers figures as well)
No ball (call) + 1 ‘run’ = 2 no ball penalties.
This is not byes.
(d) No ball is called, batter hits ball, then batters swap ends
Record ‘no ball’ (call) + 1 run off-the-bat (batter scores) = 1 no ball and 1 run to batter.