History of Cricket
First played by the English over
300 years ago, cricket quickly expanded into every continent on the globe.
We have prepared a selection of National histories for you to learn more.
From About's own guide to Cricket
- Shane Dell.
The History of Cricket Bats
Today's bat was invented around
1853, the blade made of willow, and a cane handle layered with strips of
rubber, tied with twine and covered with rubber to make a grip. Written
and pictorial records of cricket go back to the Plantagenet period, however,
it is impossible to distinguish between what may be cricket and what may
be related games such as cat and dog, stool-ball orrounders.
of Cricket Measurement
The measurements of cricket and
the origin of the dimensions of cricket as written by AR Littlewood. The
earliest known Laws of Cricket, the Code of 1744 gave the length of
the pitch as 22 yards.
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