In the sport of cricket, an appeal is the act of a player on the fielding team asking an umpire for a decision regarding whether a batsman is out or not. According to the Laws of Cricket, an umpire may not rule a batsman out unless the fielding side appeals.
There have been occasions when a batsman has otherwise technically been out, but the fielding team neglected to appeal so the umpire did not declare them out.
This is where Steve Pepper seemed the get the rules slightly mixed up when umpiring a game and positioned at Square Leg. When the ball was fielded and thrown in to the wicketkeepers gloves and with the batsman short of his crease, he decided to make the appeal himself