- the position of a fielder on the on side of the wicket.
- the fielder occupying this position.
Origin of mid on
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called mid wicket on.
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Examples from the Web for mid-on
Mike slammed it back, and mid-on, whose heart was obviously not in the thing, failed to stop it.Mike
P. G. Wodehouse
When the unlucky thirteen was reached, Hobbs, who was sleeping finely, fell to a great catch at mid-on by Gunasekera.
She played too soon at a short-pitched ball, and spooned a catch to mid-on, who took good care not to drop it.The New Girl at St. Chad's
She played too soon at a short-pitched ball, and spooned a catch to mid-on.The Luckiest Girl in the School</p>
- the fielding position on the on side closest to the bowler
- a fielder in this position
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