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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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Openers Swindells and Mark Cosgrove shared seven boundaries in the first four overs and though Cosgrove perished when he lofted off-spinner Thomson straight down mid-on's throat, Swindells smacked Brookes through cover and before flicking him to fine leg for two more fours to help his side to 50 for one from six overs.
The only real sign of aggression from the pair during the afternoon came when Ballance lofted Bess over mid-on's head for four during the second half of the afternoon, moving to 34 as the White Rose advanced to 153 for two.
Off the penultimate ball of the first session, Mominul pulled a rank half-tracker from Kemar Roach into mid-on's lap.