GULLY Gully fieldsman, (so called because
they are in the 'gully' or gap between slips and cover)
will tend to vary where they stand according to the pitch
and the batsman.
Few overs are bowled in a Test match without at least one
man in the slips. Slip is probably the most important fielding
position in the game.
SHORT LEG AND
SILLY POINT Boot Hill, bat pad, short leg – call
it what you like, but you'll usually find the junior pro
in residence there, crouching under the helmet staring at
the batsman's backside.
Usually, a team's sprightliest fielder is stationed at cover
point. It's a vital position as most defensive shots go
in this direction, and you can expect batsmen to look for
quick singles in that area.
- is generally a run-saving position behind the wicketkeeper
on the off-side
- The position is on the leg side at around 45 degrees to
the wicket. Although it's not the most glamorous position
to field in, it is an important run-saving area.
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