Cricket
Cricket 1787
A typical game of Cricket being played
A typical game of Cricket being played

Origins
The origins of cricket are very vague, and many theories have been put forward suggesting its origins. The most likely fore runner is Stoolball that dates back to the 1400s, but it is without doubt, very English.

Beginnings
The first evidence of cricket being played was recorded in the year 1550, by the pupils of Royal Grammar School, Guildford.
The first recorded cricket match took place at Coxheath in Kent, England in 1646. This match also produced the first record of betting on cricket.

Marylebone Cricket Club 1787

The world's first cricket club was formed in Hambledon in the 1760s and the world-famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was founded in 1787.

Rules and International
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The beginnings of modern cricket is said to be to be 1787, when the Marylebone Cricket Club also known MCC was created. The MCC has since then gone on to become one of the most prominent bodies in world cricket
The first official International match was held between Canada and United States in the year 1844.

Cricket Today

Cricket has moved from a quaint English village green on a Sunday afternoon to big glitzy stadiums commanding huge monies in the likes of the Indian Premier League.

Cricket Indian Premier League style
Cricket Indian Premier League style
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In History
  • 16 February 1834.
    This month 188 years ago the world lost Lionel Lukin
  • 14 February 1779.
    This month 243 years ago the world lost Captain Cook
  • 05 February 1790.
    This month 232 years ago the world lost William Cullen
  • 06 February 1804.
    This month 218 years ago the world lost Joseph Priestley
  • 21 February 1741.
    This month 281 years ago the world lost Jethro Tull
  • 10 February 1868.
    This month 154 years ago the world lost David Brewster
  • 19 February 1927.
    This month 95 years ago the world lost Herbert Akroyd Stuart
  • 26 February 1884.
    This month 138 years ago the world lost Alexander Wood
  • 10 February 1912.
    This month 110 years ago the world lost Joseph Lister
  • Christmas Cracker. 200 years ago 18/10/1823 Tom Smith was born
  • 23 February 1965.
    This month 57 years ago the world lost Stan Laurel
  • 08 February 2017.
    This month 5 years ago the world lost Peter Mansfield
  • 17 February 2011.
    This month 11 years ago the world lost Ron Hickman
  • Marshall Amplification. 100 years ago 29/7/1923 Jim Marshall was born
  • 50 years ago in 1973 The first stable LCD is announced to the world.
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