It’s been a while since I asked for your help in return for some online cricket coaching; but now the time has come again.
I need your help with setting a field for another new player in my team. Yes, this is a real life problem.
Like last time with our left-arm spinner, we have a new bowler.
So the question is:
What is the best field for a medium pace seam bowler in a club league match?
The best field will win a prize of an online coaching course from our library at PitchVision Academy.
He is young, plays a lot of cricket and bowls at a good pace for club level.
Due to our seam bowling strength he has had few chances in the 1st team, but the captain has promised him a run in the team up to the end of the season.
He bowls from wide on the crease meaning his stock ball is angled in to the right handed batsman, which often cramps players for room.
He gets seam movement both ways.
With a skiddy action, he bowls a heavy ball without noticeable bounce.
He is a thinking cricketer and adapts his game to the pitch, sometimes slowing his pace on dead wickets but able to ramp it up on quicker ones.
He is also a very capable death bowler, able to bowl full and straight. He often cleans up the tail in 2nd XI games by just bowling at the stumps. He gets a lot of wickets bowled.
He is inexperienced at first team level and has a temperament that often sees him lose interest if things are not going the right way.
In first team cricket I can see him bowling at the back end of an innings; both in the middle overs and at the death where he can reduce the options of big hitting batsmen.
So what would your standard field be for a bowler like this?
Remember we play maximum 50 over per innings games with draws possible.
4 fielders must be in the 30 yard circle at all times.
Remember the most useful field will win a prize, so don’t forget to check back to find out if you have won.
Leave a comment in the comments box with your field.