no-ball

(redirected from no-balls)
Also found in: Dictionary.

no-ball

1. Cricket an illegal ball, as for overstepping the crease, throwing, etc., for which the batting side scores a run, and from which the batsman can be out only by being run out
2. Rounders an illegal ball, esp one bowled too high or too low
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
He would communicate to the on-field umpire that a no-ball has been delivered, so every delivery on the field would be played as a fair delivery until called otherwise," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Allardice as saying.
"When we saw the no-balls we looked at each other and thought 'Christ, you don't miss your run-up by that much'.
"There was a bit of a lack of rhythm - I don't know where the no-balls came from.
Where the third umpires could come in more useful is in the ruling of no-balls which is becoming an irritation.
Butt was named as the orchestrator of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England in 2010, with Asif and Amir the men who delivered them.
Ex-captain Salman Butt was jailed for 30 months for his role as the "orchestrator" of a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the 2010 Lord's Test against England while Mohammad Amir was detained for six months in a young offenders institution.
Butt, team mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, and agent Mazhar Majeed were accused of contriving deliberate no-balls in return for money.
Amir deliberately bowled no-balls against England in the infamous Lord's Test of 2010, with Pakistan team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif also found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.
The trio were part of a conspiracy to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a test match against England at Lord's in August 2010.
The ICC suspension was handed down last February relating to no-balls bowled in the Lord's Test against England in August 2010.
THREE international cricketers conspire to deliberately bowl a small number of no-balls during a one-day international.
Butt, 27, was jailed for his role in a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Test against England at Lord's last summer.