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    Fielding Positions

    a followup from the your game thread - where do you like fielding and where don't you like fielding?

    i'm normally at mid wicket and like fielding at either midwicket or in the covers, mid on at a stretch isn't terrible.

    in terms of where i don't like to field

    i would rather keep to dale steyn without gloves than field at point: no catches are easy and everything flies hard and always feels as if it's outrunning you
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    Keeping the last few years. Always been a good catch, so used to end up in the slips a lot before then. Slipping was a bit boring though, always liked being around point or cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shady Slim View Post
    i would rather keep to dale steyn without gloves than field at point:
    no you wouldn't...

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    I used to mainly field at point, dropped a few but took a few too. tbh I preferred fast and low catches to high 'sitters', i always managed to just psyche myself out too much under the high ball.

    I hated slips, my reactions/concentration wasnt up to scratch
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    keeping.

    i like running, diving etc to stop stuff while in the outfield but i hate catches, always lose them in the buildings. indifferent to anywhere in the infield, though i suppose I enjoy point more than the rest because it makes me feel important.

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    I love slips/short leg.

    I used to be put in the boundary a lot - fast runner, good throw, safe hands. Recently tho I have been given the chance to field at point. 4 catches and 0 drops in 3 games and I'm liking it so far. I don't think my agility is quite up to scratch though. Need to work on that.
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    I used to field gully or slip; good reflex catcher that I wish extended to my batting. I quite often enjoyed fielding in a short mid wicket as I got a few run outs there.

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    Anywhere I can take reflex catches is fine. Every time I can set myself up for a sitter or a ball that went too high, I would drop it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    Anywhere I can take reflex catches is fine. Every time I can set myself up for a sitter or a ball that went too high, I would drop it.
    ditto here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    no you wouldn't...
    never said where i'd be keeping, definitely right on the boundary :P

    what's with all the point love here though point sucks nothing's simple, and this is coming from a guy whose first ever catch was a one handed blinder
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    Strangely the older I got the faster my reactions got. So in high school I was the world's worst slip. I finished my career being a decent gully and held some good ones. As posted in a similar thread, the key to gully is knowing where to actually stand. It takes 4-5 games to master the exact perfect position/angle. Then you don't even have to dive for them. They just come right at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shady Slim View Post
    never said where i'd be keeping, definitely right on the boundary :P

    what's with all the point love here though point sucks nothing's simple, and this is coming from a guy whose first ever catch was a one handed blinder
    I play at literally the lowest level of cricket in HK, and yet there are batsmen who can really give the ball a good whack. The fields I've played on are tiny too. And I've gotten stitches on my face from being hit by the ball.

    Fielding at point ****ing terrifies me

    And thats why I love it.

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    Since my vision deteriorated a bit, and now wear glasses on the field, mid off/on and third man/fine leg my go. Anywhere in a straight look at the batsman is my preference.

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    I usually end up in the covers, and then nobody hits a catchable ball there all day. But I've fielded pretty much everywhere except the slips.
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