Innings

An innings is one of the divisions of a cricket match during which one team takes its turn to bat. Innings, in cricket, is both singular and plural which contrasts with baseball and softball in which the singular is " inning".

Origin

The earliest known record of the term concerns a match on Wednesday, 5 August 1730 at Blackheath, Kent between Kent and London. The London-based newspaper St. James Evening Post reported on Saturday, 8 August: "'Twas thought that the Kentish champions would have lost their honours by being beat at one innings if time had permitted". This is the first time that the word "innings" is found in contemporary records. Incidentally, it is also the first time that the word "champions" is found in a team sense, which is significant because it confirms that the idea of a champion county was already well established among cricket's followers. Furthermore, the match was apparently drawn and is the earliest known instance of this result. [1] [2] [3]

Other Languages
বাংলা: ইনিংস
Deutsch: Innings
français: Manche (cricket)
മലയാളം: ഇന്നിങ്സ്
پنجابی: اننگز
português: Innings