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Biologist atop swaying tree - one may be out on the field (9)


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'one may be out on the field' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for cricketer that I've seen before include "Point one may be at" , "Don Bradman or David Gower, say" , "Sportsman who bats or bowls" , "Player of traditional English game" , "Paul Stirling or William Porterfield, say" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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