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the position of a fielder on the on side of the wicket.
the fielder occupying this position.
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Also called mid wicket on.
Origin of mid on
First recorded in 1880–85
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How to use mid on in a sentence
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|Angela Brazil
She played too soon at a short-pitched ball, and spooned a catch to mid-on.The Luckiest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
When the unlucky thirteen was reached, Hobbs, who was sleeping finely, fell to a great catch at mid-on by Gunasekera.
Mike slammed it back, and mid-on, whose heart was obviously not in the thing, failed to stop it.Mike|P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for mid on
the fielding position on the on side closest to the bowler
a fielder in this position
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