middle wicket



  • noun an off-side fielding position between extra cover and the bowler; it equates to the modern position of mid-off, and is not to be confused with mid-wicket
    Citation ‘The Man that stands middle Wicket. His place is the off side, not far from the bowler’s wicket and about twenty-two yards from the hitter’s wicket’ (Boxall 1800)
    See mid-off