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Section - But there are many more positions than you have shown!

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  Each position shown above has associated with it
  adjectives to describe exactly where in this sliced up
  field a particular fielder is standing. 

  Short = close bat-pad position. e.g. short mid-wicket. 
  Silly = very close in. e.g. silly point, silly mid-off, etc 
  Deep = further out. Near the boundary. e.g. deep fine leg 
  Fine = nearer line joining stumps (see figure) 
  Square = nearer 90 degrees to the pitch (see figure) 
  Wide = further from line joining stumps'(see figure) 
  Backward = behind batsman's popping crease (see figure) 
  Forward = 'in front of batsman's popping crease (see figure) 
  Long = Toward the boundary, e.g. long-on, long-off. 

  Here's a slightly modified version of David Shepherd's
  diagram to show the most common field settings 

                                                     GLOSSARY 
   .---------------------------------------------. 
  /                "off side"                     \  1 1st slip 
 |                                                 |  2 2nd slip 
 |  l-              cv    cp                 3m    |  3 3rd slip 
 |            ec              p  g                 |  4 4th slip 
 |                                  4              |  5 leg slip 
 |               m-                  3             |  cv cover 
 |                                    2            |  p point 
 |                            s       1            |  g gully 
 |           B->>     ||-------||   Wk             |  f forward - 
 |                   U||-------||                  |    short leg 
 |                            f    5               |  s silly point 
 |                                           fine  |  dl deep fine/ 
 |               m+                            |   |     square leg 
 |                                             |   |  3m 3rd man 
 |  l+                   mw                   dl   |  l+ long on 
 |                            sl              /    |  l- long off 
 |                            U              /     |  mw mid-wicket 
 |                                         square  |  sl square leg 
 |            "leg side"                           |  m+ mid on 
 |                                                 |  m- mid off 
 `\           field positions for RHB X           /'  cp cover-point 
   `---------------------------------------------'    ec extra-cover

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