mid-on

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mid-on

n
1. (Cricket) the fielding position on the on side closest to the bowler
2. (Cricket) a fielder in this position
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Noun1.mid-on - the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on sidemid-on - the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
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Silly mid-ons, googlies, bowling a maiden over, Chinamen, slips, leg before, dollies, ducks and a nightwatchman, plus the glories of commentary when the batsmen is Holding and the bowler is Willey.
On another occasion, we had 22 fielders all in play at the same time and for the first six overs of this game, we had a wicketkeeper and a bowler, ably supported by ten slips and ten mid-ons.