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Why a score of 111 by a batsman or a team is known by many as a “Nelson?

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Why a score of 111 by a batsman or a team is known by many as a “Nelson?
posted Dec 11, 2017 by anonymous

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Many cricket umpires raise their legs or lift their heels from the ground every time a team or individual scores 111 or its multiples, while crowds notice that and cheers this leg-raising? It is called “Nelson Number”, “Double Nelson”, “Triple Nelson” and so on. Nelson Number is a piece of cricket superstition which is believed to be named after Lord Nelson.

Lord Nelson or Horatio Nelson was born in 1758 and was a British flag officer, famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his leadership, and superior grip of strategy and unconventional tactics, which gave him a number of decisive naval victories but had "One Eye, One Arm, One Leg" near the end of his life which translated to 111 over the period of time....

answer Dec 11, 2017 by Salil Agrawal
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