Is beamer counted as a bouncer in ODI cricket? I.e. if a bowler bowls a beamer then whether he is allowed to bowl a bouncer in that over?

  • @Spinner - I really searched hard in Cricket laws, ICC Match Playing Conditions, Wikipedia etc but couldn't find any specification regarding this. I think the only option is to find out from the real match commentary/video. I will try to find it later. So I have deleted the answer right now. May 2 '14 at 8:39
  • @hims056 Fair enough. If there's nothing in the Laws or Playing Conditions to indicate that a beamer is counted as a bouncer, I'm inclined to believe that a beamer is not counted as one.
    – Spinner
    May 2 '14 at 9:04

No. A beamer is an immediate no ball and does not count toward any part of the over.

From Wikipedia:

This type of delivery can result in injuries to the batsman, and the penalty for this type of delivery is an immediate no-ball signal given by the umpire. The use of beamers is governed under Law 42.6.

  • An immediate no ball is a law for a beamer. But does it also count as one of the bouncer? There is no specification in the given reference. May 3 '14 at 3:55
  • No, a no-ball could not be counted as one of the bouncers because that only counts legal deliveries.
    – Adrian
    May 6 '14 at 15:38

The regulations specify a 'bouncer' as a 'fast short pitched delivery' which 'passes or would pass over the shoulder height of the batsmen standing upright at the popping crease'.

While a beamer fulfils the height requirement, it certainly is not 'short pitched' and therefore does not count towards the bouncer limit.

  • 3
    What regulation, where?
    – Nij
    Jul 17 '17 at 20:25

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