|I realise im not really in any great position
to talk about how to field but i do know that there are
some key fielding principles that we can apply to stop
the opposition running us close when they really have
no right to!
1. If the balls hit hard - just stop the ball first
and then think about throwing it. Watch the ball into
In most positions an advantage can be gained by walking
in and hence getting your feet moving to run in to stop
the quick single.
3. Watch the batsman closely and you can work out the
shot hes trying to play.
4. If fielding in the deep - attack the ball with your
eyes always on the ball, this will make the batsmen
think twice about a second or third run.
5. Back the bowler and wicketkeeper however hard the
6. Always get the ball into the keeper or bowler, wicketkeeper
is probably best (or if Steveo, who knows). If they
are not looking to run then throw a gentle one back
to the keeper and think safety first.
7. Keep vocal in the field
Dont throw the ball in high if the sun is low. keep
the throw lower than the sun.
9. If fielding in close then always attack the ball
if the batsmen dead bats it and stop them getting those
10. At the start of a batsmans innings stay sharp and
wherever possible show him that he has no real chance
of getting easy runs. This can be done by throwing the
ball in hard back to the keeper to show that you have
a good sharp arm.
Im sure that there is lots of other stuff that can
be said so please feel free to add to this boring boring
forum post- Paul maybe?