One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Miss-hits all going straight to the fieldsmen.’
- ‘I was watching the match in a pub without sound, and I had forgotten about it, so it was not until I got home that I realised that Langer had taken a hat trick, and that was why the West Indian fieldsmen all looked so pleased.’
- ‘I'd see one of their fieldsmen chase a ball and think he might be a possibility.’
- ‘Playing for Sri Lanka, Muralitharan must also defend smaller totals, strive more often in losing causes, and be supported by less adept fieldsmen.’
- ‘If anything, he should have directed his ire at the umpires, who are required to regulate the comings and goings of fieldsmen.’
- ‘(The fieldsman caught the ball, but then stepped over the boundary rope and conceded a six).’
- ‘A batsman tries to stop the fieldsman from getting the ball by getting in his way.’
- ‘The milling fieldsmen were not quite so sure about the decision.’
- ‘Indian slip fieldsmen, however, are another matter; their chastisement is, on the whole, richly deserved.’
- ‘The ball is running away from the chasing point fieldsman; can he catch it?’
- ‘The last two batsmen Jesrel Prospere and Vaughn Polius shared five overs, but were not poised to increase the score as the Vincentians bowled tight and accurate without allowing them to hit past the encroaching fieldsmen.’
- ‘To top it off, Boof's gently lobbed cue-end snick, instead of making a fieldsman work, went straight to Parti Boy Patel who was able to drag in what was for him, an absolute blinder.’
- ‘Opposing slips fieldsman, Ruben Hart, 6, of Mt Barker and wicketkeeper Rikki Williams, 6, were ready for any chances bobbing up at Pages Beach yesterday.’
- ‘The batsmen then keep hitting it down the throats of the ready set fieldsmen.’
- ‘I can't describe it explicitly without pictures, but suffice it to say that there are definite positions for fieldsmen in cricket.’
2An agent or salesman working for a company.
- ‘Reserve placing in the native breeds went to Mule Wether lamb entries from Andrew Fisher of Pateley Bridge, a fieldsman for Craven Cattle Marts.’
- ‘Mr Taylforth, who is fieldsman for the scheme, will then go and select a lamb from the member farms to fulfil the order.’
- ‘At the new market complex at Wincot Lands, he forms part of a sales team that includes fieldsmen Andrew and Philip Cook and is looking forward to providing a first-class service to clients.’
- ‘Richard Gardiner has become a fieldsman with responsibility for outside canvassing, giving advice to farmers on the best ways of placing their stock and generally promoting the company.’
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