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A Few Simple Rules
Here a few simple rules of cricket
11 Ways of Being Out
LBW Explained
Umpire Signals
11 Ways of Being Out
In Cricket there are 11 ways of being out, some more common than others. Below Jonny Explains the various ways of being out and how common they are
1 Bowled

when the wickets are broken by a bowlers delivery (which includes when a batsman plays the ball on to his own wickets). The wickets are defined as broken when a bail has dislodged from the stumps
2 Caught

a ball which has hit the batsmans bat (or a glove holding the bat) which has then been caught (held in the hand/hands) by a member of the opposition without first hitting the ground
3 LBW (Leg Before Wicket)

a ball which would have gone on to hit the wickets but has struck a batsmans pads or other part of his body without first touching his bat (and if other criteria have been met)
4 Run Out

where the batsman has attempted a run but has fallen short of returning to the crease
5 Stumped

where the batsman has briefly left his crease and the wicketkeeper has broken the stumps. The wickets are defined as broken when a bail has dislodged
6 Hit Own Wicket

when a batsmans breaks the wicket with his bat , a part of his own body or clothing - eg it has been known that a batsmans helmet has fallen off and broken the stumps)
7 Obstructing The Field

if a batsman deliberately gets in the way of a member the fielding team to impede them from possibly attempting to produce a run out
8 Handling the Ball

a batsman is out if he handles the ball i.e if he stops the ball potentially hitting the stumps after he has played a shot
9 Hit Ball Twice

to stop the batsman first deflecting the ball and then hitting it for a scoring shot
 10 Timed Out

a batsman has three minutes to arrive at the crease before he is declared out (depending upon whether the opposition appeals or not, which they very rarely do)
11 Retired Out

a batsman can declare himself out but it very rare to do so (unless there's something really good on the telly like a really rare episode of Columbo)
Leg Before Wicket (LBW) Explained
Umpire Signals
To see the various umpire signals and what they mean click here