Carmody field



  • noun an ultra-attacking field set for a fast bowler bowling with the new ball; an umbrella field. The field is packed with fielders in close-catching positions, forming an arc around the batsman, and it usually includes four slips, a gully, and a point on the off-side, and two or three close fielders on the leg-side, such as a short leg, a leg slip, and a short mid-on. The term derives from Keith Carmody, who regularly deployed this type of field as captain of Western Australia in the early 1950s.