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

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.

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
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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