ORDINARY SINGLES PLAY
B. ERRORS IN PLAY
23. FORESTALLING PLAY
- DEFINITION A
player forestalls play when, in order to discharge his duty as a referee
of the game, he issues a request to the striker that play cease in a
manner capable of conveying the request to a striker with normal hearing.
MUST NOT FORESTALL Unless an error under Laws 25, 26, 27(d) or 28 has
already occurred, the adversary must not forestall play or warn the
striker if he suspects or becomes aware that the striker is about to:
- run a
wrong hoop; or
- play a
wrong ball; or
to take croquet from a dead ball.
MUST FORESTALL Subject to Laws 23(b) and 23(d),
a player must forestall play immediately if he suspects or becomes
- the striker
intends to play a questionable stroke without having it specially watched;
- an error,
other than a fault, or an interference is about to occur; or
- an error
or an interference has occurred; or
- the striker's
turn is about to end prematurely (see Law 35(a) and,
for handicap play, Law 37(e)); or
- a clip
is misplaced; or
boundary marking has been displaced.
- WHEN TO
FORESTALL The adversary should forestall play between strokes and,
unless the issue concerns the stroke about to be played, must not forestall
play after a stroke has started and before it has been played. If he
does so, Law 34(a) applies.
CONTINUING TO PLAY If the striker continues to play after being
forestalled and before the issue is settled, Law 32 applies.
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