The origin of crickets anywhere in the world is unclear so far. However, the known history of cricket dates back to the 16th century in southeast England. The game became English’s national sport in the 18th century and was developed globally in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The expert opinion was that cricket was created during the Saxon and Norman times by the The child lives in Weald, a jungle area in southeast England that lies on Kent and Sussex.
Other speculations about the origin of the cricket include the initial speculation of March 10, 1300, concerning King Edward II, who was playing creag, an older word for crickets. However, experts believe that the word creag is an early spell for craic meaning fun and games.
Cricket is believed to have existed for generations in the form of a children’s game before it was introduced by adults in the 17th century. Cricket was played in a sheep grazing area with the first equipment including a lump and a stick or other agricultural equipment such as a bat.
The first mention of the word cricket originated in 1587 in
a lawsuit involving a disputed land in Guildford. In a testimony by John
Derrick, he said that his classmates played a creckett game on a dispute page
proving that the cricket was being played in Surrey in early 1550.
Cricket is the fourth most popular sport in the UK by its
viewership and significant contribution to the development of domestic sports.
How was the name Cricket derived?
The word cricket is said to originate from a number of
words. In early publications and references, it was spelled as creckett which
can be created from a Dutch word krick (-e) meaning stick or from an old
English word cricc or cryce there means crutches or staff. The French word
crique related to a wooden pillar is also thought to be its origin.
According to other experts, the word cricket may be derived
from the Dutch phrase for hockey. However, it is likely that the cricket originated
from the words used in South East England, which was heavily influenced by
Central Netherlands at the time because of its trade relationship with Flander