Friday, 28 August 2015

A GAME OF CRICKET

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch. The game is played by 120 million players in many countries, making it the world's second most popular sport. Cricket was first played in southern England in or before the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed to be the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international match was held. ICC, the game's governing body, has 10 full members. The game is most popular in Australasia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies and Southern Africa.

This post is part of the Friday Greens meme,
and also part of the Skywatch Friday meme.

2 comments:

  1. When we moved into our home back in Melbourne after having been away overseas for years, the first thing the boys wanted was a cricket pitch built in the garden. They could get as much bowling practice as they wanted to, with nets spread around protecting the house windows.

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  2. Nice shot. Love the light. Great info, too.

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