History of Cricket



There is a consensus of expert opinion that cricket may are invented during Saxon or Norman times by children living within the Weald, a neighborhood of dense woodlands and clearings in south-east England. the primary regard to cricket being played as an adult sport was in 1611, and within the same year, a dictionary defined cricket as a boys' game. there's also the thought that cricket may have derived from bowls, by the intervention of a batsman trying to prevent the ball from reaching its target by hitting it away.

Village cricket had developed by the center of the 17th century and therefore the first English “county teams” were formed within the last half of the century, as “local experts” from village cricket were employed because of the earliest professionals. the primary known game during which the teams use county names is in 1709.
Cricket was introduced to North America via English colonies as early because the 17th century, and within the 18th century, it arrived in other parts of the world. it had been introduced to the West Indies by colonists and to India by British Malay Archipelago Company mariners. It arrived in Australia almost as soon as colonization began in 1788 and therefore the sport reached New Zealand and South Africa within the early years of the 19th century.

the most famous match in English history was the third Test against Australia at Headingley in 1981. England was made to follow on and, with wickets falling fast in their second innings, got odds of 500-1 to win the match.

But a gung-ho second-innings 149 from Ian Botham, followed by eight wickets for 43 runs from Bob Willis, turned the match on its head and earned England an 18-run victory. it had been the primary time in 104 years of Test history that a side had won a match after following on.

The highest individual Test score is West Indies batsman Brian Lara’s 400 not out against England in Antigua in 2004. Lara also made the very best first-class score of 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994. the very best first-class total is 1,107 hit by Victoria against New South Wales in 1926. against this, rock bottom total is that the miserable 12 scored by Northants playing Gloucester in 1907.

By: Janvi Aggarwal 


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