Nelson does the Nelson in Nelson


Lord Nelson is encouraging people to “do the Nelson” when the score hits 111 in todays cricket match between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates.

Daniel Allan  has been dressing up as Lord Nelson as part of the cricket world cup celebrations.

Standing on one leg, or “doing the Nelson”, is a tradition during cricket to mitigate a score of 111 until the score moves on. “111” is thought to refer to lord Nelson’s three lost appendages. His arm, his eye and his unknown mythical third.

Photos: Nelson City Council