noun (plural same or • informal inningses)
- 1 Cricket Each of two or four divisions of a game during which one side has a turn at batting: the highlight of the Surrey inningsMore example sentences
- The tourists improved to make 352 in their second innings, with four batsmen reaching half-centuries.
- The colourful Yorkshireman umpired the first innings of a game between an Old England XI and Lashings World XI at Scarborough Cricket Club.
- In a feast of runs, the home side powered their way to 248, with Yasir Ali cracking 111 in an innings which included 21 fours.
- 1.1A player’s turn at batting: he had played his greatest inningsMore example sentences
- Bevan hit only seven fours in his innings, and to make a big score at more than a run a ball with so few boundaries is very rare.
- Loye fell to Australian all-rounder Ian Harvey, who claimed four wickets in an innings for the first time for Yorkshire.
- Each of them captured four wickets in an innings against Natal and they could hold the key to another Border victory.
- 2A period during which a person or group is active or effective: Brewer stepped up to the commission and had his innings tooMore example sentences
- His innings on the silver screen has yet to begin.
- I think I had a good innings in terms of what we managed to do.
- Despite his long innings on the screen, he never got any National award, not even as a supporting actor.
have had a good innings
- British • informal Have had a long and fulfilling life or career.More example sentences
- I have had a good innings in football; it is all of 22 years since my career began, and I have tasted far greater success than the vast majority of players.
- If I died tomorrow, I'll have had a good innings in the last few years.
- I have had a good innings and there are many more people who have had worse than me.
More definitions of inningsDefinition of innings in:
- The US English dictionary