Meaning of leg bye in English:

leg bye



  • A run scored from a ball that has touched part of the batsman's body (apart from the hand) without touching the bat, the batsman having made an attempt to hit it.

    ‘victory was clinched by two leg byes’
    • ‘Nevertheless, six runs were still required from the last over, in which a leg bye from ball five saw Kelfield victorious.’
    • ‘Byes will be scored as extras, however leg byes will not be counted as extras.’
    • ‘And in cricket, leg byes aren't awarded if you were not playing a shot.’
    • ‘A superb over from Suman, conceding just three singles and a leg bye, left Thompson and Taylor needing a momentous effort to win the game.’
    • ‘The 22-year-old was taking a quick single from a leg bye when Lowerhouse professional Ryan Harris threw the ball towards the stumps in an effort to run him out but the ball thumped Barnes on the back of his head.’