The left foot stays in its original
position. Coming up off the heel, the right foot goes well across to a position allowing
the hands to be behind the line of the ball. The weight of the body is over the right leg.
The eyes watch the ball into the gloves, which are about to close on to the ball. From
this position, the ball can be swung back to the stumps, with a transference of the weight
back on to the left leg.
TAKING THE BALL OUTSIDE THE OFF STUMP AND
POSITIONING THE HANDS FOR A STUMPING CHANCE
1. The balance of the body goes towards the
right leg. The keeper stands up, bringing the hands to the height of the ball. The right
hand, palm forward, is ready to take the ball. The left hand is in position ready to join
up with the right hand when that hand sweeps the ball towards the stumps. The trunk has
not turned. The eyes watch the ball off the pitch towards the hands.
2. The back view. The ball has been taken by
the right hand. The left hand joins the right, ready to close on the ball.
3. The balance of the body sways on to the
left leg. The hands swing the ball back to the stumps.