Laws of Cricket 1947 Code (Fourth Edition) - Law 36

Law 36 - Handled the Ball

Either Batsman is out "Handled the ball" - If he touch it while in play with his hands, unless it be done at the request of the opposite side.

Notes on Law 36

1. A hand holding the bat is regarded as part of it for the purposes of Laws 36, 37 and 39.

2. The correct entry in the score book when a batsman is given out under this Law is "Handled the Ball", and the bowler does not get credit for the wicket.

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