Why is a runless over in cricket called a ‘maiden'?

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Why is a runless over in cricket called a ‘maiden over’?

Lawrence, Chiswick

 

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Name: Frank, Neasden

Qualification: Played cricket at school

Answer: ’Maiden’ means ‘unmarried’. This used to also mean ‘untouched’. An over with no score is said to be an untouched or ‘virgin’ over.

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