Sport: 100th Century

Few U.S. schoolboys know that Raphael wrote a century of sonnets. Fewer know or care what a century in cricket is. In cricket, a century is 100 (or more) runs scored by a batsman during a single innings. Last week England's Len Button, playing for Surrey, joined the select group of 13 cricketers who have made their 100th century. * When Hutton scored his 100th run, the crowd at London's Kennington Oval rose to its feet to clap. His teammates jogged across the field to shake his hand. Cricketer Hutton, 35, acknowledged the applause by lifting his cap. That's cricket.


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