A diagram of fielding positions
submitted by Robert Carter.
18 March 1998
Robert Carter wrote to firstname.lastname@example.org as follows
"As a frustrated American trying to learn this fascinating game from
across the pond, I became frustrated in trying to figure out the
fielding positions from the descriptions given in your ball-by-ball
reports, as well as on those wonderful radio broadcasts from the BBC
that you and Jagged Internetworks have provided for those of us here in
America whose shortwave service is poor.
I have tried to figure the fieldsmen out from the "ASCII graphics"
diagrams but found these to be tedious. So one night
when I actually had some extra time, I fired up a graphics program (er,
"programme") and created a map of the field with the positions indicated
by name instead of number or letter -- at least, as best as I could
figure them out from what I have learned. Thank you for providing this web site, and attracting me to this great
game which I hope to see in person one day, in the way in which the
Creator intended -- a test match at Lord's."
Here is his diagram (a 12 K GIF)
Source: submitted by Robert Carter.
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