- a period of 50 years ⇒
during the past half-century
- a score or grouping of 50 ⇒
a half-century of points
- (as modifier) ⇒
as I near the half-century mark
Example Sentences Including 'half-centuries'
For Australia, three batsmen notched half-centuries with Damien Martyn on the brink of a full ton, remaining unbeaten on 95 from 93 balls.
Mail and Guardian (2005)
His three half-centuries averted the collapses that were once England's trademark.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
New Zealander Stuart Tohill is on standby to make his debut after three successive half-centuries in the second eleven.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Nonetheless, it is interesting to note that New Zealand's next highest run-scorer, Martin Crowe, scored 17 centuries and 18 half-centuries.
The Australian (2004)
Wisden recalls: `Gooch, struggling for his true form, showed great determination in his two half-centuries.
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