photomontage of fielders at silly point

...all about the "Silly Point"

... the fielding position

map of a cricket field showing the fielding position, the silly-point

The Silly Point is a fielding position in cricket. Found square of the wicket on the off-side, it's an important position for stopping forceful shots off the back foot like the square cut.

Most commonly used when a spin bowler is in action to snap up any bat-pad chances, it involves standing just a couple of yards from the batsman, square of the wicket on the off-side.

This is a position where one will usually find the best fielder in the team. They're often jumping around trying to protect themselves when the batsman plays the big shots.

As the name suggests, is not a great place to field.

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