Calling when batting - should you ever say "No" to a "Yes"?
Hi everyone, wonder if you could give me some advice.
I’m trying to figure out exactly how my team should be calling for runs when batting.
So, I know the basics of who should call. But my question is – if one batsman calls “Yes” is the other batsman ever allowed to disagree and shout “No”?
Here’s a situation that happened in a game recently:
A ball was hit to a fielder at square leg, just behind square. So it’s the non-strikers call, but both batsmen have a clear view, and the fielder is closer to the strikers end but could easily throw to either. The non-striker thought he could make the run and called “Yes”, but the striker didn’t think he could make it to the bowlers end and shouted “No” immediately, and didn’t run.
The non-striker then ignored this, repeated the yes and carried on running, and there was a run out.
So – who made a mistake here? Should the striker have run even though he didn’t think he could make it or is it acceptable to “overrule” the call from non-striker and shout “No”?