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Wicket-keeping skills with Geraint
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Geraint whips off the bails for England

Hi, I'm England wicket-keeper Geraint Jones and this is my guide to the all-round skills of the job.

As well as good hands, the keeper needs quick reactions for stumpings and for diving around.

Watch my masterclass:

Remember:

  • When catching, keep your head in line with the ball

  • Move your feet to get your head and hands into the right position

  • Get your head over your hand when diving for the ball

  • Don't snatch when attempting a stumping, let the ball come to you

    With a bit of practise you'll be diving around taking stumpings all summer!




  • Geraint Owen Jones factfile
    Born: 14 July 1976
    Birthplace: Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
    Teams: Glamorgan, Kent, England
    Batting: Right-hand
    Test debut: v West Indies, Antigua 4th Test, 2004


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