In cricket, can a batsman be out stumped from a no ball?

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Law 24 covers no ball - section 16 states that a batsman can only be out in the following ways off a no ball:

  • handled the ball
  • run out
  • obstructing the field
  • hit the ball twice

so a stumping doesn't count.


No, stumping is not out off a no-ball.

But, a runout is valid off a no-ball. How is stumping different? If the batsman attempts to make a run, is outside his crease, and the wicketkeeper takes the bails off, this is a runout.

If the batsman is just outside his crease as a followthrough of his shot, and has not made any attempt to run, and if the wicketkeeper takes the bails off, this is a stumping.


A batsman cannot be out stumped on a no-ball. But they can be run-out on a no-ball. A stumping is a run-out wherein the wicket keeper has possession of a ball the entire time after the ball was delivered, and runs the batsman out.

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    -1 as this adds nothing to TrueDub's answer and is also technically incorrect (if the batsman has set off for a run, it's not a stumping).
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 7:40

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