The Oval Cricket Ground: London: 6 September 1880: 533 Grenada 1: 1: Queen's Park: St. George's: 28 June 2002: 3 Guyana 1: 2: Bourda: Georgetown: 21 February 1930: 32 India: 29: Bombay Gymkhana Ground: Mumbai: 15 December 1933: 278 Ireland 3: 1: Malahide Cricket Club Ground: Dublin: 11 May 2018: 1 Jamaica 1: 1: Sabina Park: Kingston: 3 April 1930: 54 New Zealand: 9: Lancaster Park: Christchurch: 10 January 1930: 220
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Melbourne, Victoria Australia: 15 March 1877 •Members End •Great Southern Stand End 2 The Oval Cricket Ground (The Oval) Kennington, London England: 6 September 1880 •Pavilion End •Vauxhall End 3 Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Sydney, New South Wales Australia: 17 February 1882 •Paddington End •Randwick End 4
In Cricket, a total of 11 players of the fielding team are on the field at any moment in the game. Apart from the wicket-keeper and a bowler, there are 9 other fielding positions that are required to be occupied on the ground. Here, we take a look at all fielding positions names and explanation on the placement of each position: 1.
From the cricket captain to wicket-keeper and bowler and fielder, each player has a specific role to play in the side. Cricket field diagram The fielding positions have some peculiar names which can be a touch mind boggling, but the following cricket diagram (based on a right-handed batsman) should help you get to grips with the fielding positions.
Official name (known as) City or town County side Capacity Ends County Cricket Ground (Racecourse Ground) Derby: Derbyshire: 9,500 •Grandstand End •Scoreboard End County Cricket Ground: Chelmsford: Essex: 6,000 • River End • Hayes Close End County Cricket Ground (Nevil Road) Bristol: Gloucestershire: 7,000 (15,000) •Pavilion End
Answer (1 of 5): Fielding positions Slips – One of the more logical names on the cricket field. This probably began when the captains started asking their fielders to stand next to the keeper to take advantage of any ‘slip’ (read ‘mistake’) from the batsman.
The area of the field on the side of the line joining the wickets where the batsman holds his bat (the right-hand side for a right-handed batsman, the left for a left-hander) is known as the off side, the other as the leg side or on side. Lines drawn or painted on the pitch are known as creases.
Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref Brackenhurst Cricket Ground: Southwell: Gentlemen of Southwell (1846) Forest New Ground† Nottingham: Nottingham (1771–1837) King's Meadow† Nottingham: Nottingham (1791) Meadow Road† Beeston: Gentlemen of the North (1870) West Park: West Bridgford: Sir J Cahn's XI (1932–1935)
The etymology of the off-side and on-side in cricket predates to the 19th century, when transport was done via carriages and not motor vehicles. This was bought into the cricket field, for reasons ...