double century



  • noun a batsman’s score of 200 runs or over, made in a single innings
    Citation ‘Greenidge charged to a glorious 214 not out, reaching his double century with a hook off Foster’ (Cricketer August 1984)
    Citation ‘That came after a 2003 when he [Ponting] … scored 11 international centuries in the calendar year and unleashed two successive double-centuries against India’ (Bruce Wilson, Wisden 2006)
  • noun a batsman’s score of a century in each innings of a match
    Citation ‘Double century is the scoring of two separate centuries in the same match’ (A. E. Knight, The Complete Cricketer 1906)