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The RSC/UKSC Cricket FAQ
Section - What are the basic field positions?

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  Note that ALL the field positions are named relative to the
  *stance* of the batsman at the crease and *not* relative to
  the ground itself. (Stance determines which is legside and
  which offside)

  The field is sliced up as shown below relative to
  the stance (assuming a RHB here): 


                                      Square 
                                   / 
                                |/ 
                    *   *    *  | *         wider<--------. 
              *   \             |      *                   \ 
          *         \    cover  |          *                \ 
      *               \        p|          3rd*              \ 
    *           off     \       | gully     man *             | 
   *                      \     |                 *           | 
  *                  ||-----\---||                 *          V 
  *------------------||       \ ||wk---------------*          finer 
  *                  ||------/--||                 * 
   *                       /    |                 *           finer 
    *           on       / mid- |      leg       *            ^ 
      *                / wicket |              *              | 
         *           /          |          *                  | 
              *    /            |      *                     / 
                 / *    *    *  | *                        / 
                     forward<---|--->backward     wider<--' 
                             squ|are 

    p= point 

  This is our basic field setting. Slips not shown since you know 
  all about them anyway. 

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