History of cricket
The sport of cricket came about in the 16th century, it started in the southeast of England. It became the country's national sport in the 18th century. It developed globally in the 19th and 20th centuries. International matches have been played since 1844. Test matches started in 1877. Cricket is the most popular spectator sport after soccer (association football).[source?]
In order to play modern day cricket you need a helmet, batting gloves, leg pads, a box and a cricket bat. In each team there are eleven players on the field at a time. There is a bowler and a wicket keeper and the rest of the team field. The cricket pitch is oval and where the batsman is, is called the square.