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.

    England in Position to Win Ashes

  • 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.

    England in Position to Win Ashes

  • 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.

    Australian Frailties Shown Up by Comical Run-Out

  • 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.

    Peter Siddle cuts down South Africa resistance to give Australia edge

  • 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.

    India draw third Test against West Indies to secure series victory

  • 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.

    West Indies 113-5, England 88 | Twenty20 international match report

  • He advances to Doherty's fourth ball and lifts it imperiously over mid-on for a one-bounce four.

    Australia v England - live! | Rob Smyth

  • 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.

    The Ashes 2010-11: Ricky Ponting – great batsman, flawed captain

  • 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.

    Australia Hoping to Stem

  • 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.

    Why Pakistan's poor slip catching is itself catching


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  • Cf. mid-off

    September 25, 2009