• noun the score of 111 runs (or any multiple of this) made by a team or an individual player, generally believed to be extremely unlucky
    Citation ‘Simon Doggart … braved two overs of Clarke and went on to muster 22 before being yorked by Monkhouse at the dreaded Nelson – 111’ (John Parker, Observer 22 May 1984)
    Citation ‘Perhaps the square leg umpire David Shepherd took pity on England; for the first time ever he failed to perform his customary jump on Nelson, the bogy number’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 18 June 1993)
    See also eighty-seven