This is a special field setting for a particular type of seam bowler: One we set up to give a prize away here.
The bower in question has a unique style in that he bowls wide on the crease and gets plenty of seam movement.
He mainly plays 50 over club matches with draws possible, bowling in the middle of the innings or towards the end.
We had 8 fields submitted and the bowler chose the best one (well, he chose two, but I pinned him down).
Here is the field:
The winner, again, is AB. Just showing how his knowledge is unmatched in the PitchVision Academy community!
Interestingly, our bowler said he rarely has a fine leg as the ball does not go down there very often. Runs are mainly scored from drives in front of square, or from loose balls being cut and pulled. That gives you a spare man.
Gully gets him wickets and is a surprisingly effective run saver with the right man in position.
He also tends to see the ball pop up on the leg side so a short midwicket is a good attacking option. In a death situation slip can drop back to third man and mid on and mid off can go back to the rope.
The bowler looks to bowl outside off stump with the ball coming back in to off. This makes it hard to get an LBW but key dismissals are bowled and caught on the leg side.
He varies this stock ball with a short of a length delivery that can get up. He also has an excellent yorker, often clearing up the tail by bowling full and straight.
Thanks to all the people who submitted a field, we will see how he gets on this weekend!