Kurata Takeshi (Takeshi Kurata) is Bijōdaisayama's main catcher. He is first discussed by Roka and Taki and seen soon after in episode 32.
He is the head catcher for the team. He considers himself inferior to the former catcher, Naomasa, for what he believes is his greater propensity for taking risks.
In a practice game, he ran over Watanabe of Yokohama Shinme, preventing him from playing in the summer tournament due to an injury. In the third round, he also sidelined Kimura of Samadai-Gyouda.
He feels guilty about these injuries, and Yano is on to him and warns him that he'll report him for the unsportsman-like behaviour.