from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cricket, same as midwicket on. 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 on side
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With Mr. Beer into the attack, he sensed a chance to break free of self-doubt, but chose the wrong ball — too flighted and too wide — to hit over mid-on.
He made only 13 of them before hoisting Mr. Beer to mid-on, giving the left-arm spinner his first Test wicket with his 69th ball of trying.
Brad Haddin might have run Steven Smith out without facing had Alastair Cook's throw been on target — another example of Australia's sloppiness, or England's alertness in the field, depending on your point of view — and might have holed out twice himself; once at deepish mid-on, once at short extra cover, both off Mr. Swann as he played more loosely than the situation warranted.
But Lyon then had Prince caught at mid-on before Siddle – who had earlier removed Kallis a ball after he had become the fourth man to reach 12,000 Test runs – claimed the key scalp of De Villiers and then Mark Boucher.
But Vijay perished by toe-ending a short ball from Ravi Rampaul to Devendra Bishoo at deep mid-on and, 13 runs later, Raina followed him back to the pavilion courtesy of a fine diving catch from Rampaul off his own bowling for eight.
Jos Buttler looked as if he might be England's match winner until the West Indies captain, Darren Sammy, ran him out from mid-on; Swann sold Scott Borthwick down the river; finally Jade Dernbach failed to beat Christopher Barnwell's throw from deep square-leg. The few West Indies supporters in the crowd were suddenly more noticeable.
He advances to Doherty's fourth ball and lifts it imperiously over mid-on for a one-bounce four.
As for line, when a batsman plays, with complete assurance, the well-pitched-up ball on off stump wide of mid-on for four, this can break bowlers' hearts, and leave them without resources.
Mr. Beer might have improved Australia's position even further earlier had his front foot not crept over the front line moments before Cook launched him in the air to mid-on.
One would prefer to see someone other than Umar Gul at deepish mid-on for the off-spinner, especially against Kevin Pietersen; Gul made a hash of a chance there off Saeed Ajmal.