A history of Cricket

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A History of Cricket
A timeline of cricket:
The start of cricket
The true origins of cricket are unknown but there is a lot of evidence to suggest it was a
pastime developed into a bat ball game by the Normans before they invaded maybe even by
children. Today it is played by a lot of countries especially those in the commonwealth. It
gained a lot of publicity in counties in southern England where it became very popular early
on. Wealthy Londoners' showed a particular interest in the sport and there was often high
stakes on important matches.
The grounds
Old Trafford- a cricket ground situated in Manchester, used by Lancashire team1868. It has a
capacity of 22,000 and was first used for tests on the 10th of July 1884. It is a short five
minute walk to the famous old Trafford football pitch home of Manchester united football
club in the borough of Trafford. It has hosted 74 test matches, which is the third most in
Britain after Lords and the Oval.
Old Trafford cricket ground
Lords ­ a cricket ground based in London. The
home of Marylebone cricket club from 1840
and then taken over by Middlesex in 1877 of
whom it is still used by. Lords has a capacity of
28,000 people and was first used for tests on the 21st of July 1884. It is named after its

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Thomas Lord. It is widely referred to as "the home of cricket". It has had over 100
tests play since it was built.
Lords
The Kia oval ­ (also know was the oval) is another London based ground which is home to
the team of Surrey since 1846. It has the capacity of 23,500 and started being used for tests
on the 6th of September 1880.…read more

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The ball was also originally always bowled underarm originally rolling a little bit but then
moved on to looping in the air.
The Ashes
The ashes is a test cricket match played between only Australia and England since 1882. It
started when Australia beat England at the oval in a normal test match
in 1882, after most expected England to take the victory when left
with one innings to go and only 87 runs to achieve.…read more

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A B E E D Q B T H U K F L O U P M D F L
F G S N N N S R N C W A P K H T D X J D
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D G O C R Y Y J F H K D Q W S X N F H R
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