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mid-on

Line breaks: mid-on
Pronunciation: /mɪdˈɒn
 
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Definition of mid-on in English:

noun

Cricket
1A fielding position on the on side near the bowler.
Example sentences
  • At his best he bowled to three slips, gully, third man, cover, mid-off, mid-on and square short leg.
  • The upright cover-drives were easy on the eye, while the superb drives down the ground - between the bowler and mid-on - earned muted gasps of admiration from the locals.
  • Waddy is used to fielding in the deep, or at mid-on or mid-off.
1.1A fielder at mid-on.
Example sentences
  • The five came courtesy of a wild throw from mid-on Tyron Henderson which raced past the wicketkeeper in a botched run-out attempt.

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