from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fielder in cricket.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In cricket, a fielder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Cricket) a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting.
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- noun cricket
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- noun a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
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As a fieldsman he was perfect, but for an occasional belief that he was not merely short leg, but slip, point, midoff, and wicket-keep; and perhaps a tendency to make the ball a little “jubey.”
I timed it successfully, and had no doubt of having added four to my score, when, to my astonishment, I saw a fieldsman running from the direction of the hedge.
With three players, the bowler and striker will be the same as when two are at play; the second player will be fieldsman, who, when the ball be hit nearer to him than to the bowler, will pick it up, or catch it if he can, and return it to the bowler.
If the striker should attempt to run, the bowler should immediately run to the wicket, and the fieldsman should throw the ball to him, so that he may catch it, and touch the wicket with it to get the striker out.
When the first striker is out, the fieldsman will take his place, the striker will bowl, and the bowler will take the field.
The fieldsman must return the ball so that it shall cross the space between the wicket and the bowling stump, or between the bowling stumps and the bounds; the striker may run till the ball be so returned.
Radley pulled it, as a great laugh went up, to the very spot from which the fieldsman had been removed.
Tell England A Study in a Generation Ernest Raymond 1931
I put down the sandwich I was eating, rose from my seat, picked the ball up neatly, and returned it with unerring aim to a fieldsman who was waiting for it with becoming deference.
As soon as the panting fieldsman had sprinted to one side of the football ground and returned the ball, there was a beautiful, musical _plonk_, and the ball soared to the very opposite quarter of the field.
It was a big hit, but there was a fieldsman in the neighbourhood.
The Head of Kay's 1928