CRICKET TERMINOLOGY & FIELDING POSITIONS

HERE ARE SOME CRICKET TERMS AND FIELDING POSITIONS TO HELP YOU ON THE

OUTFIELD WHILE PLAYING CRICKET OR IF YOU ARE WATCHING A GAME AT THE KIA OVAL.

BOUNDARY

The rope around the edge of the pitch

LBW

When a batsman stops the ball from hitting his stumps using his pads and is given out

BEAMER

When a fast bowler bowls a ball to a batsman that reaches him without bouncing

APPEAL

When a bowler shouts towards the umpire because he thinks he has got a batsman out

BAILS

The two small items which sit on top of the stumps and need to be removed for a batsman to be bowled out

DOLLY

A very easy catch taken by a fielder

EDGE (SNICK OR NICK)

When a batsman only just touches the ball with the side of his bat and is caught by the wicket keeper or the slips

 

FIRST CHANGE

The bowler who comes on to replace either of the players who bowled the first and second over of the innings

GOLDEN DUCK

When a batsman is out first ball

ROUGH

A worn section of the pitch just in front and to the side of the stumps

SEAM

The stitching around the middle of a cricket ball

SILLY

If this word is in front of a fielding position it means it is very close to the batsman

SLOWER BALL

When a fast bowler surprises the batsman by deliberately bowling a much slower ball

MAIDEN

When a bowler delivers an entire over without the batsman managing to score a run

YORKER

A delivery that is intended to pitch directly underneath a batsman’s bat or on his toes

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