from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cricket, same as midwicket off. See midwicket.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side
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In his second over Collingwood tempted Bilal Shafayat to sky a catch to mid-off and then bowled David Willey and the 17-year-old Oliver Stone, who was making his senior debut.
Associated Press Andrew Strauss Tense to the end, the result came down to the final ball: India's Munaf Patel bowled it; Graeme Swann, of England, hit it through mid-off for one run and with that, the match concluded with just the fourth tie in this tournament's 36-year history.
Umar Akmal (17 not out) and Misbah (43no) combined for three boundaries as Roach's next over went badly awry and the former hoisted Bravo over mid-off for four more to clinch victory.
Cricket terms with an odd ring to Americans include the "silly mid-off" (a fielding position) and "googly" (a ball that breaks unexpectedly).
The default sporting captain option is, of course, the former England cricket captain Mike Brearley, who could position himself in the technical area as though it were mid-off.
Lancashire's sub-200 score was confirmed when Tom Smith 31, the one batsman other than Moore to counter Warwickshire's aerial movement effectively, skied to mid-off.
Prince had looked shaky after tea and it was unsurprising when he offered a simple catch off Lyon before De Villiers got a top edge to an ambitious pull shot that Cummins held after racing away from mid-off.
But at the end of it, as Graeme Swann belted Clint McKay over mid-off for six to bring things to the most emphatic conclusion, England had beaten Australia by four wickets for the second time in two days, this time with 28 deliveries in hand.
Moeen Ali's dirty heave got as far as mid-off and was received almost as badly at Batty's delight.
The bowler bowled, the batsman, instead of backing further away, wafted at the ball, which looped up towards mid-off, who, miraculously, caught it.