Welcome to the Indoor Sports Victoria rules test for Indoor Cricket Umpires. This test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Your pass mark is 90% (45/50).

You MUST reside and umpire within the state of Victoria, Australia to do this test and include your full postal address. We do NOT process results for umpires outside of Victoria.
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Rule 1. Fielding a Team

Q 1. What is the minimum number of players required for a team to commence a game? *

Rule 2. The Game

Q 2. When does a bowler's delivery commence? *

Rule 3. Uniforms

Q 3. What is the "uniform" rule that applies to team shirts? *

Q 4. When should the umpire deduct the penalty for incorrect uniforms? *

Rule 5 Playing Equipment

Q 5. What action must an umpire take if they notice a batter wearing only one glove on the court? *

Q 6. Where should fielders protective equipment be placed when not needed? *

Rule 7. Arrival/Late Players

Q 7. Until what over of a match can a player join the game and still bowl and bat? *

Rule 8. Player Short/Substitutes/Injured Players

Q 8. If a team has only 7 players, (a) who bowls the extra overs and (b) when does the opposition captain make the selection? *

Q 9. Define a "Substitute Player"? *

Q 10. Name the playing restrictions imposed on a Substitute player? *

Q 11. If a bowler is injured during their first over, what happens to the remainder of the deliveries of their current and second over? *

Q 12. A player leaves the court as a result of a blood-related injury. What conditions must they satisfy before being able to resume play? *

Rule 9. Field Placement

Q 13. In a fielding team with eight players, when must there be four players in either half of the court? *

Q 14. When is the wicket keeper permitted to leave their designated area? *

Q 15. At what stage during a delivery can a fielder, other than the wicket keeper, move into or extend over the exclusion zone? *

Rule 10. Play Ball/Live Ball/Dead Ball

Q 16. Which of the following Dead Balls gives an umpire the option to have the ball rebowled or to allow runs scored or to apply penalties for wickets taken? *

Q 17. Which of the following Dead Balls does not require the umpire to decide whether or not they are to be rebowled and/or have the runs scored? *

Rule 11. Scoring

Q 18. What must batters do in order to receive a net score (bonus runs)? *

Q 19 - 21. If the batters make a physical run on each of the following scenarios, what would be the total runs scored off each delivery? Refer to the diagrams as a reference.

Q 19. The batter deflects the ball off their leg into the Zone B net. *

Q 20. The batter strikes a "No Ball" into Zone C. *

Q 21. The batter hits the ball, on the full, onto the corner conduit between Zone C and D and it is caught by a fielder. *

Q 22. When must players challenge a scoreboard error to reinstate the correct score? *

Q 23. Reasonable control used for slapping or kicking the ball at the stumps in an attempt to run a batter out could be defined as: *

Rule 12. No Ball

Q 24. From the answers supplied, identify the critical areas which an umpire must assess for a delivery to be called "No Ball- too high". *

Q 25. The following diagram has the bowler's feet placement for four deliveries. Identify any deliveries that would be called No Ball (Front Foot). *

Q 26. Identify which of the following circumstances that a batter can not be given out off a No Ball. *

Rule 13. Wide and Legside Balls

Q 27. Which of the following methods can batters be dismissed when a Wide is bowled? *

Q 28. On the diagram supplied below, identify the point inside which the (whole) ball must pass to be a fair delivery (not called a Wide) for a right handed batter. *

Q 29. On the same diagram, identify the point inside which the whole ball must pass to be a fair delivery (not called a Legside) for a right handed batter. *

Q 30. What must an umpire do, if a Wide is bowled in the last over of an innings? *

Rule 14. Bowler Changing Sides

Q 31. What should an umpire do if a bowler indicates that they want to change sides of the wicket? *

Rule 15. Ball Leaving the Playing Area

Q 32. Any ball, when bowled, that leaves the playing area without being touched by the batter or the fielding side will result in the umpire taking which following action? *

Q 33. Any ball that leaves the playing area as a result of an attempted run out by a fielder will result in the umpire taking which following action? *

Rule 16. Appeals for Dismissals

Q 34. A batter is (clearly) bowled but there is no appeal. What should the umpire rule? *

Rule 17. Dismissals

Q 35. What is the difference between a batter being "stumped" and "run out"? *

Q 36. If the stumps are lying on the ground what must a fielder do to effect a "run out"? *

Q 37. If the non-striker leaves the crease prior to the delivery of the ball and the bowler completes a delivery action then breaks the stumps with the hand holding the ball, the non-striker will be out Mankad. Describe a legitimate Mankad. *

Q 38. Who has right of way, the fielder or batter, and why? *

Q 39. What circumstances result in a Third Ball call by the umpire? *

Rule 18. Interference

Q 40. If the batters have had their running path unfairly impeded what must the umpire do? *

Rule 19. Misconduct

Q 41. Under the Misconduct Rule, what action would constitute unfair play? *

Q 42. Identify the correct procedure for a player to "dispute an umpire's decision". *

Q 43. 'Equipment Abuse’ would constitute abuse of what equipment? *

Rule 20. Order Off

Q 44. What circumstances would not require an umpire to "order off" a player? *

Rule 23. End of Over/Game

Q 45. Identify the circumstances that allow an umpire to end an over? *

Section 5. Umpire Signals

Q 46. Identify the following signal *

Q 47. Identify the following signal *

Q 48. Identify the following signal *

Q 49. Identify the following signal *

Q 50. Identify the following signal. *

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