Different Rules

In todays game, if the front foot lands a fraction of an inch over the popping crease, a no ball is called.

This picture, circa 1961/2, shows spinner Richie Benaud, when the back foot had to be behind the bowling crease, with the front foot several inches over the line.

Bowlers such as Fred Trueman (shown here as the non striking batsman) because he had a big drag with his back foot, had to land over a foot behind the crease so that he was still behind the crease when he released the ball.

It also looks as though it was OK for the non striker to be on the same side of the wicket as the bowler!