emperor pair

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a ‘pair’ recorded by an opening batsman who is twice dismissed without scoring in the first ball of his side’s innings
    Citation ‘Gooch, on an emperor pair after Dilley removed him first ball in his last innings, looked destined for his sixth … century when he was out at 99’ (Christopher Wordsworth, Observer 15 May 1983)
    See also pair, king pair
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