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!
One of our main aims at ELCC is to make the club as welcoming as possible to members, families, visiting teams and spectators. With the funding help from Recycling & Energy recovery Facility Community Benefit Fund we were able to buy materials to update and upgrade our scorebox with the help of volunteers. We were also able to place bird boxes around the ground to help local wildlife. One of the most pleasing parts of our funding has been able to make our ground look more appealing by creating 3 flower beds and helping trainees with varying disabilities from Paperworks, learn and practice new and exciting work skills.
From everyone at ELCC we would like to thank Leeds City Council, Veolia, Paperworks and all volunteers that have helped start and complete this project and continue to maintain the hard work and effort.
The East Leeds Cricket & Social Club, in all its activities, is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring that its employees, members and all other individuals working or volunteering for East Leeds Cricket & Social Club, and participating in or watching East Leeds Cricket & Social Club’s activities are treated fairly and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.