(from the article `cricket`) The nonbatting side takes up positions in the field. One man is the bowler (similar to the pitcher in baseball), another is the wicketkeeper (similar ... The wicketkeeper is a key member of the fielding side. He takes position behind the striker`s wicket, 10 to 20 yards back for the fast bowlers or ... [2...
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A specialised fielder who stands behind the wicket to catch those balls the batsman does not hit. To a slow bowler, he will stand immediately behind the wicket ('standing up'), in order to perform a stumping. To a fast bowler, this is too difficult and dangerous, so he stands 10-20 yards from the wicket ('standing back'), where he has more time to ...
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