mid-on

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a leg-side fielding position (or the player occupying it) between mid-wicket and the bowler. Though nominally the mirror image of mid-off, this is in practice a more variable position and its precise location will depend on such factors as the type of bowling, the pace of the pitch, and the style of the batsman. Consequently, ‘none of the regular places is more elastic than mid-on’ (MCC 1952). For the etymology of this term,
    See mid-off
    .
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