mid-off


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mid-off

n
1. (Cricket) the fielding position on the off side closest to the bowler
2. (Cricket) a fielder in this position
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Noun1.mid-off - the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off sidemid-off - the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
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Barker had James Hildreth caught at mid-off for 20, but Zander de Bruyn sensibly built a platform with Kieswetter and they went on to finish the job with an undefeated stand of 188 ifrom 29 overs
He survived a dropped catch by Marlon Samuels when on 34 but was eventually out-foxed by Jerome Taylor's slower ball and drove it straight to mid-off.
Silly mid-off is as much a mystery to me now as it was when the Ashes began
He said: "Glenn McGrath spooned one up to mid-off where Thorpey took the winning catch and spent too long celebrating to notice Adam Hollioake bearing down on him.
He did so with a push to wide mid-off, in Andrew Hall's first over, before Jones miscued to mid-on to provide Andre Nel with a wicket.
Backed up by Matthew Hayden, they forged a 75-run opening partnership in only 13 overs until Hayden was controversially caught by Hashan Tillekeratne at silly mid-off off off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for 22.
Fulton was eventually dismissed when he attempted a cover drive off Keedy but could only find Alec Swann at silly mid-off.
Sarfraz got a lucky escape when on 48 as skipper George Bailey dropped an easy chance at mid-off from Kane Richardson's bowling.
That was in the ninth over and Durham did not hit another boundary until the 24th, when Ian Blackwell drove past mid-off. Shortly afterwards he offered a return catch off the first ball sent down by Patel.
The 35-year-old was batting on 22, when he pushed a ball to mid-off and set off for a single, but failed to beat a throw to the bowler's end by New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori.
Tendulkar then hammered Mendis for a six but was snaffled as he attempted to hit one too many over the top, failing to clear Thilan Samaraweera at deep mid-off.
He was particularly harsh on off-spinner Majid Haq, who he dispatched over the mid-off fence for all five of his sixes - the biggest of which flew into the trees outside the ground.