- Sep 23, 2023
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Some time back, the impact of Cricket was judged based on bat and ball and more importance was given to bowlers and batters and little or no attention was paid to the fielding drills. But now, a game of cricket can turn on its head just because of a great fielding effort. If a player does not possess agility and speed, the chances of him making it to the team is rare.
With the fitness level of players improving rapidly, we have seen some superb reflex catches on the field recently. Adding to this list of blinders is a scintillating catch by Matt Renshaw in the Royal London One Day Cup that is going viral on social media. In the video, Renshaw, who is playing for Somerset, plucked off a one-handed stunner at slips, leaving Twitter in a daze.
One of the greatest catches you will see in a long time…
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) August 17, 2022
On the sixth ball of Surrey’s innings, Ryan Patel was on strike when Kasey Aldridge bowled a back-of-length delivery that got the edge of the batter. Renshaw, who was fielding at slips, went airborne, diving to his left to complete a superb catch. The team was overjoyed watching the skipper turn into an aeroplane.
Talking about the game, there was not a lot of happy notes for Somerset after this blinder as Surrey won the match by 43 runs. Surrey put a healthy score of 302 in 50 overs on the board, thanks to Nico Reifer who made 70 runs, Sheridon Gumbs who scored 66 runs, and Tom Lawest who got a handy 60. In reply, Somerset was in tatters with the scorecard reading 68-3 when the rain came down and Surrey were the victors because of the Duckworth Lewis method.
Meanwhile, Renshaw is yet to set the tournament on fire for Somerset this season. He has made 240 runs in the tournament with includes a ton and a fifty.