What does no ball mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. no ball(noun)

    unlawfully delivered ball in cricket

    "the umpire called it a no ball"


  1. no ball(Noun)

    A ball delivered by a bowler in violation of any of the various laws; the extra run then credited to the batting side; the signal, with an arm outstretched, then made by the umpire.

  2. no ball(Verb)

    To bowl a no ball.

  3. no ball(Verb)

    To call and signal a no ball.


  1. No ball

    In the sport of cricket a No ball is a penalty against the fielding team, usually as a result of an illegal delivery by the bowler. The delivery of a No ball results in one run - two under some Regulations - to be added to the batting team's score, and an additional ball must be bowled. In addition, the number of ways in which the batsman can be given out is reduced except for run out. In twenty20 and recently one-day cricket matches, a batsman receives a 'free hit' on the ball after any foot fault No balls. This means the batsman can freely hit the ball with no danger of being out in certain ways. No balls are not uncommon, especially in short form cricket, and fast bowlers tend to bowl them more often than spin bowlers, due to their longer run-up. Some No balls are considered dangerous and unfair. If deliberate, the bowler may be suspended from bowling immediately, and the incident reported. If accidental, repetition will have additional consequences for the bowler and team. For repetition, and also for throwing, the bowler may be suspended from bowling in the game, reported, and required to undertake remedial work on his bowling action. Fast short pitched bowling may also be judged dangerous and unfair by its repetition, and it is the repetition that will at some point cause the Umpire to call No ball.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of no ball in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of no ball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Even Allenby:

    I'm hitting the ball well.

  2. Gene Mullins:

    ..look at the ball of fire!

  3. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    The ball is in Greece's court.

  4. Robert Davis:

    He needs to get his ball rolling.

  5. Tom Brady:

    I did n’t alter the ball in any way.

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