What are innings?

  • (noun): The batting turn of a cricket player or team.

Innings

An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably cricket and baseball during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring. In cricket, the term innings is both singular and plural and is always spelled and pronounced with the terminal "s". In baseball and softball, the singular form is inning and only the plural takes an "s".

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Innings - Baseball
... An inning in baseball or softball consists of two halves, where a single half is sometimes called a frame ... Each half-inning formally starts when the umpire calls "Play ball!" (note that in Major League Baseball, the umpire is only required to call "Play") ... A full inning consists of six outs, three for each team and a regulation game consists of nine innings ...
Norman Gifford - Early Career
... Gifford took four wickets in Kent's first innings, but Worcestershire collapsed to their second-lowest ever score of 25 all out on their way to an innings ... game against Cambridge University Gifford took ten wickets in the match, including second-innings analysis of 15.5-7-18-6 ...
Fred Bakewell
... to his unorthodox methods, which allowed him to play some of the most brilliant innings in county cricket, despite the fact that his county, Northamptonshire, was ... having retired the following year, Bakewell was seen as the best young prospect open the England innings with the incomparable Herbert Sutcliffe ... matches breaking the record for Northamptonshire's highest innings, and doing so in spectacular style with seemingly impossible strokes ...
Innings Pitched
... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and base runners that are put out ... Three outs made is equal to one inning pitched ... One out counts as one-third of an inning, and two outs counts as two-thirds of an inning ...
I. L. Bula - Second New Zealand Tour
... as Otago eked out a two-wicket win despite a second-innings five-for from Fenn, but it was a personal disappointment for Bula, who only managed 5 and 26 in his two innings ... as Fiji plundered 344 from 65.3 overs in the second innings to set Canterbury a challenging 217 – which they managed for the loss of eight wickets ... However, a two-innings game was still played, as the first three innings were all declared closed ...