CRICKET : a brief history and its evolutions

CRICKET : a brief history and its evolutions

CRICKET : a brief history and its evolutions

Todays world, Cricket is becoming an habbit. It is a very popular and a very interesting game. Everyone likes to play and watch cricket. Cricket is very interesting game which comes second place after football.

It is very popular game in whole universe. It has very old history. Cricket has started since the end of a Roman umpire. But to show the correct cricket history, we have no hard proof because no evidence was found.

In the beginning of cricket game, they used wood bats and yarn balls or used to make balls out of small stones. They used trees or doors for the cricket stumps.

However, it is very difficult to describe that when and how Cricket was started. But says it was sued in 1598 to a land fight of England and that land was claimed by 59 years corner and John. They also claimed it they played cricket 50 years ago on this ground. So perhaps from here only cricket started.


At the starting of 17th century, cricket has been played by small children only. They used to play it only for time pass. At this time, big children were not playing this game.

The game came to the elders

Two older children started playing in church school on Sunday on account of this the case ran over them. Because this game were not playing by elders before this case.
So this is how the game is hit in 1911 by the elders from the children. After some time elders were also playing this game. In the starting of 18th century, made some rules. Some rules are something like this 2 people was be come on the ground with their bat.

Then two stumps on the crease pitch and then toss, Which team win the toss did bating. Under arm bowling action were used by bowlers and 5 balls used to be in a over. And runs scored by scoring a site.
In 1890, 5 balls used to be in a over and in 1922, 8 balls used to be in a over. But after second world war, after 1947, 6 balls used to be in a over.

At this time 40 runs was the highest score due to the under arm bowling action, low pitch, bats and most of the things. The players would feel even more hurt at that time.

Upper arm bowling action

In 1970 upper arm bowling action used by the bowlers. So due to this chances of injury started dropping. Then the bowling amd batting  very eased up.
In 19tu century, Cricket became even more popular game, now it was started to be known and liked by people all over the world. At the same time some changes were made and some rules were also changed. With these rules there are changes in bat and ball. Although, In 1774 law of LBW ( leg before wicket ) and third stumps were also formed and helmets, leg pad and the rank added.

It was the very good thing to increase the level of cricket game and to popular. First boundary were made in 1870. Before this only single, doulbles, tripples were used to score the runs.
In 1760, first cricket club, Bollywood cricket club MCC have been made. However, This club made the rules of the cricket and it also did other work of the cricket like the changes of bat width or length or change in colour of the ball.

Slowly cricket started spreading everywhere

After the England, this game started in south america. The game started to spread rapidly across the country.

After some time, the teams from different countries went to play in other countries, and started visiting different countries. Although, This game achieve more and more popularity and the fans of the cricket also rapidly increased.
15th march 1877, England cricket team were going to visit Australia for playing the first test match of the world.

CRICKET : a brief history and its evolutions

First test match

142 years ago, 15th march 1877 first test match England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground ( MCG ). That was very ecstatic match, many people came to enjoy that match. Dave Gregory was the captain of Australia and James Lillywhite was the england’s captain. However, Five days far this game was walk. This was very ecstatic and very interesting match. In this, 4 balls were used in a over.

Alfred Shaw bowl the first ball of the first test match of the world and Charles Bannerman played the first ball of the first test match of the world. Although, Charles Bannerman made his first test century in the very first test match of the world cricket. He scored 165 runs. Australia made 245 Runs in its first inning and England made 196 runs in his first inning.

In the second inning, Australia made 104 runs and England made 108 runs. Australia won the first test match of the world cricket by 45 runs. However, It was very greatfull and proud full feeling for the Australia as they won the very first test match of the cricket.
Captain of Australia, Dave Gregory took the gold medal by the Victorian Cricket association. This achievement was the biggest acchievement for the Australian cricket team.

1st time in Cricket

1st Laws of cricket –  1744 : issued by london club.
Leg before wicket ( LBW ) itroduced in 1774.
Batting Pad introduced in 1836.
1st official match – 1844 : Canada vs USA.
wicketkeeper gloves – 1850.
1st over of six balls – 1900 : It replace 5 balls in a over.
Sixer introduced in 1910.
1st day night match – 27 november : Australia vs West Indies at Sydney ( Australia ). In this match Australia won by 5 wickets.
Evolution of ball – 1780 : 1st six seamed ball.
White ball evolved in 1977.
Pink ball evolved in the 2015.
1st time bat width set – 1771 : 4.25 inches.
Pitch evolution – 1744.
Pitch length – 22 yards ( 20.12m ).
Stumps evolution – 1775 : 27 inches of height and 8 inches of width, then in 1931 : Size has been increased, that is 28 inches of height and 9 inches of width.

CRICKET : a brief history and its evolutions

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