Innings

in cricket, is the turn of the team to be bowled to by their opponents. The persons who “bat” are having their “innings given them”; and the innings of an individual is the time he holds the bat. A good innings. One in which the batsman has made several runs. Figuratively, a run of luck or business.

He has had a long innings.
A good long run of luck. A term in cricket for the time that the eleven are in, or not out as scouts.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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