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    What is the danger in 111(nelson)?

    When we saw Worldwide cricket matches David shepherd previous English (England) umpire when the score board was 111 of any team he used to do a hop with his legs.Why he was doing that way? Is there any superstitious of Nelson for English cricket group or for the entire world?Is there any peril in the three one's.Knowledgeable individuals please respond to the question.
  • #586253
    Admiral Nelson was very famous in British Navy. He defeated Napoleon in the Battle of Trafalgar. He had "One Eye, One Arm, One Leg" during the fag end of his life.
    In cricket also, the score 111 is called Nelson and is considered unlucky. David Shephard, the famous British umpire, used to hop when the score (of a batsman or the batting team) reached 111.

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  • #586268
    By the way I appreciate the author for raising this post and a good response from Partha for which I was wondering the answer all these years. Nevertheless Umpire David Shephard was the only person who has the allegiance to the fear called Nelson 111 in cricket and his hop on that spot make us a interesting watching.
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  • #586288
    Even in South India we used to show this symbol 111 in hand or even in forehead when we wanted to show if anything to be loss. Though this symbol in forehead supposed to be god's symbol even the word Govinda we used to entrust with this symbol for loss.

    May be some superstitious fixed with England too as they were here for more years.

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  • #586329
    Why go far and think about 111? Just look at the 3 wooden cricket stumps placed in the play field and guarded by the batsman. Don't you see an III when the wicket is bowled /stumped out?
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  • #586347
    The thread message matter is a new information to me. Thanks to Partha for properly elaborating and making it easily comprehensible.

  • #586407
    The number 111 is sometimes called "a Nelson" after Admiral Nelson, who allegedly only had "One Eye, One Arm, One Leg" near the end of his life. This is in fact inaccurate - Nelson never lost a leg
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  • #586409
    Mr. Bhushan: Nobody is alleging anything. It is rumoured that Admiral Nelson had "One Eye, One Arm, One Leg". Please note the inverted comma-s.
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