10 interesting facts about cricket

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  1. michelle

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    Fact 1:
    It is said that cricket originated in England. Since they used to raise sheep, the grass was so short that it was possible to roll a lump of wool on it which they used as a ball.

    Fact 2:
    The first recorded game was played in 1646, and later fines were handed out for those who missed the church to play.

    Fact 3:
    In the 1760’s, pitching a ball through the air was considered normal, thus the bat shape changed from a curve to a straight one.

    Fact 4:
    The longest cricket match took place in 1939 between England and South Africa, after 14 days it ended with a tie.

    Fact 5:
    The two most common causes for pausing or suspending a cricket game is rain and bad light.

    Fact 6:
    When a batsman scores 100 runs, it called a century and is considered an achievement.

    Fact 7:
    A cricket game was once stopped because a pig ran across the field. It is even considered legal to suspend the game if an animal entered the field.

    Fact 8:
    Only one player can run out at a time. Usually left for the umpire to decide.

    Fact 9:
    A cricket game has two umpires in the field and one off the field.

    Fact 10:
    Despite being a team game, individuals are stressed upon and put under pressure.

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