Fielding positions

A fielding position is usually defined in two parts, one part in relation to the striker and second part the distance from the striker.

Examples of positions in relation to the striker include slip, cover, square leg and mid-off.

These names are qualified by terms such as:
Short Near the striker Short extra cover
Silly Very near the striker Silly point
Mid Halfway to the boundary Mid-wicket
Deep Near or on the boundary Deep square leg
Fine or Straight Nearer line of the pitch Fine leg
Wide Furthest from line of the pitch Wide Mid-on

Off side
Leg or on side