General English


  • noun an instance of a side winning a game by scoring more runs in their first (and only) innings than the total runs scored by their opponents in two innings. An ‘outright’ which carries bonus points in some competitions.
    Citation ‘In inter-state matches … there are no bonus points for batting. The aim initially is to go for a win on the first innings – which carries points – and then to go for the “outright”’ (Trevor Bailey, Sir Gary: a Biography 1976)