half-century

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a batsman’s score of between 50 and 99 runs, made in a single innings
    Citation ‘Although Wilson played only eleven Tests, she scored 862 runs at an average of 57.47, including three centuries and three half centuries’ (Cashman & Weaver 1991)
    Citation ‘He had already in the one-dayers started slowing down after reaching half-a-century’ (Purandare 2005)
    See also century, double century
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