English_Master March 31, 2016 No Comments
CRICKET POPULAR WORLD OVER The game of cricket started in England first, but now it is played all over the globe and is very popular. The game became very popular by the 18th century and a London club was formed in 1700. The Hambledon Club started in 1750 and at its ground, at Broachalf Penny Down, country cricket originated. Thomas Lord started a ground in Dorset Square in 1787 which was moved to St. John’s Wood in 1814, and became the headquarters of the Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.), the ruling authority of the game. Gentlemen vs. Players, Oxford vs. Cambridge, and Eton vs. Harrow matches started about this time, and cricket took its present form. Cricket has achieved great popularity as can be seen from the jam packed stadia all over the world. There is always a clamor for tickets and yet many do not get any chance to enter The game is played mainly in the countries of the Commonwealth-Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the West Indies, Pakistan and India. An England team paid first visit to Australia in 1876. Four years later an Australian Eleven paid a return visit to England and that tour was really the inauguration of what is called “Test match cricket.” The struggle...
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