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1A fielding position on the on side near the bowler.
- ‘A disdainful pull shot over mid-on and mid-wicket is just such a shot and yesterday, en route to his 14th Test century, he played it twice.’
- ‘At his best he bowled to three slips, gully, third man, cover, mid-off, mid-on and square short leg.’
- ‘Clarke has him in his pocket at the moment: off the first ball he moves his feet nicely into position to drive superbly wide of mid-on.’
- ‘The upright cover-drives were easy on the eye, while the superb drives down the ground - between the bowler and mid-on - earned muted gasps of admiration from the locals.’
- ‘Waddy is used to fielding in the deep, or at mid-on or mid-off.’
- 1.1A fielder at mid-on.
- ‘The five came courtesy of a wild throw from mid-on Tyron Henderson which raced past the wicketkeeper in a botched run-out attempt.’
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