long-on

Related to long-on: Long position, long legs

long-on

n
(Cricket) cricket
a. a fielding position on the leg side near the boundary almost directly behind the bowler
b. a fielder in this position
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He walloped Smith straight down long-on's throat with nearly 30 overs still left to bat.
"It was one of those 'you can't be serious moments.' I hadn't timed a ball all innings and suddenly the ball flew off the bat and straight down long-on's throat.
Also, never mind that he timed the ball too well - he confessed he was trying to chip to mid-wicket and instead found long-on, roughly 30 degrees off course.