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Cricket Positions

Can you name the fielding positions that might be used in cricket, including the person who throws the ball?
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The positions are in clockwise order in each group
Last updated: November 03, 2018
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Bowler
 
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Wicket keeper
Leg slip
Leg gully
Short leg
Silly mid on
Silly mid off
Silly point
Gully
Slips (1st, 2nd, etc...)
Infield
Fine leg
Backward square leg
Square leg
Mid wicket
Mid on
Mid off
Extra cover
Cover
Point
Backward point
Short third man
Fly slip
Outfield
Long stop
Deep fine leg
Long leg
Deep square leg
Deep midwicket
Cow corner
Long on
Outfield
Straight hit
Long off
Deep extra cover
Deep cover
Deep point
Deep backward point
Third man
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level 59
Nov 3, 2018
When I first read the title of this quiz I was thinking of the insect and I was very confused.
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level 66
Nov 5, 2018
Jiminy Cricket's answer to the 'Kama Sutra'
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level 33
Nov 6, 2018
lol
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level 72
Nov 3, 2018
Long stop and straight hit were the only ones I didn't get. Very rare fielders would be placed in this position. Great to see a cricket quiz.
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level 71
Nov 4, 2018
Yep, great to see this quiz!
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level 74
Nov 4, 2018
Long stop: the kid that keeps getting in the way and doesn't want to play anyways.
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level 46
Jan 9, 2019
But I was always long stop.... Oh...
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level 73
Nov 4, 2018
I love the position 'silly', so named because of their proximity to the batsmen :) silly place to stand, no doubt about it
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level 69
Nov 7, 2018
how did they name fly slip?
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level 71
Nov 13, 2018
Since (s)he stands beyond normal slip position, I always thought of it as "flying" behind the slips; or maybe to catch the one that flies over/beyond regular slip
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level 73
Jan 9, 2019
I imagine it's a slip position but a bit further away,. On the fly, as it were
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level 81
Nov 5, 2018
I got bowler and gave up.
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level 72
Jan 9, 2019
After reading the title I thought to myself "well I know bowler, maybe this won't be so bad" 1/36 hahahaha
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level 59
Jan 9, 2019
Ditto for me.
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level 71
Nov 8, 2018
The first time I came to the UK, I hung out in my B&B too jetlagged to do anything but watch TV. There was an IPL marathon on one of the channels and I decided I would watch some and see if I couldn't figure cricket out. Six hours later, the only thing I was certain about is that there were men on a field. What they were doing or how the numbers related to what they were doing, I hadn't the foggiest clue. Still don't.
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level 81
Dec 14, 2018
I felt the same way the first time I attended a match (to support a friend who was playing). About halfway through, I went looking for an explanation, and found this by my favorite Australian web-comicist.
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level 73
Jan 9, 2019
The batsmen strike the ball and aim to score runs, the bowlers try to hit the wicket with the ball, if the ball is caught after being hit you're out, if you block the ball from hitting the wicket with your leg your out. That's about it really, there's other rules but if you understand that basic premise it soon makes sense. It's no more complex than baseball
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level 71
Nov 13, 2018
No cover point?
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level 59
Jan 9, 2019
Agree - also short fine leg. Much more heard in commentary than fly slip, cow corner, long stop or straight hit.
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level 76
Jan 9, 2019
I took this quiz not because I expected to do well (I got 0) but because I was hoping to see some silly answers.

Obviously, I was not disappointed.
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level 59
Jan 9, 2019
Brilliant!
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level 70
Jan 9, 2019
Silly mid off
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level 46
Jan 9, 2019
Forward short leg?
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level 59
Jan 9, 2019
Let me get this straight. So in a game with 11 players on the field, there are somehow 36 positions?
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level 46
Jan 9, 2019
Possible positions, captain and the bowler generally choose which should be occupied for each ball.
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level 73
Jan 10, 2019
When it comes to cricket, a sport I know next to nothing about, next to nothing will ever surprise me.
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level 44
Jan 9, 2019
Me taking this quiz: "Uh, lets see. Bowler, uh, ooh, I know wicket keeper, uh, *starts naming baseball positions, then hits give up*"
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level 42
Jan 10, 2019
I would say it should be fine leg and short fine leg.. if you were at fine leg, you would be on the boundary.. deep fine leg would have you in the crowd!
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level 70
Jan 10, 2019
Throwing by the bowler is definitely not allowed...you should change your description line to "delivering" or something similar
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level 53
Jan 10, 2019
Cricket has the best names for field positions
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