By aisha04
  • May 1, 1560

    Cricket was invented

    Cricket was invented
    Cricket was invented during Saxon or Norman times by children living in the Weald, an area of dense woodlands and clearings in south-east England.
  • First Cricket reference

    First Cricket reference
    The first reference to cricket being played as an adult sport was in 1611, and in the same year, a dictionary defined cricket as a boys' game which was mentioned in Florio's Italian-English dictionary.
  • First Cricket bat created

    First Cricket bat created
    The oldest surviving bat dates from 1729. At this time cricket bats were shaped like hockey sticks because bowlers used to bowel underarm.However, its shape, which is very different from modern-day bats.
  • Cricket Rules Invented

    Cricket Rules Invented
    The first Laws of Cricket were written and subsequently amended in 1774, when innovations such as lbw, a 3rd stump, - the middle stump and a maximum bat width were added.
  • LBW invented

    LBW invented
    Leg before wicket first appeared in the laws of cricket in 1774, as batsmen began to use their pads to prevent the ball hitting the stumps. A batsmen can be dismissed LBW if the ball hits the batsmen on the pad and the ball was going on to hit the stumps. This rule was altered a lot over time. This was a very significant event in cricket history because it changed the rules greatly. Image: A modern day example of LBW.
  • First recorded game

    First recorded game
    The first recorded cricket match in Australia took place in Sydney in December 1803 and a report in the Sydney Gazette on 8 January 1804 suggested that cricket was already well established in the infant colony.
  • Batting pads invented

    Batting pads invented
    For added protection on the players legs, batting pads were invented around this time.
  • First International Match Played

    First International Match Played
    In 1844 the first International Match was played between Canada and The United States at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in New York. Image: A painting of the first International match.
  • Wicket Keeping Gloves first used

    Wicket Keeping Gloves first used
    Wicket Keeping gloves first used for easier catching for the wicket keeper. Gloves has changed over time.
  • First test match played

    First test match played
    The first ever Test Match took place on 15–19 of March 1877. It was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Australia and England. Australia won by 45 runs. Image: The England Test Team.
  • The beginning of 'THE ASHES'

    The beginning of 'THE ASHES'
    Following England's first defeat by Australia in England, an "obituary notice" to English cricket in the Sporting Times leads to the beginning of one of the greatest rivalries in cricket: The Ashes. This event is probably the most significant in cricketing history in Australia. Because of this event crowds have been larger at Ashes matches bringing in more profit for the venues hosting the games Image: An image of the notice that was in the Sporting Times.
  • Highest team score ever in First Class Cricket

    Highest team score ever in First Class Cricket
    Victoria score 1,107 against New South Wales at Melbourne, the highest recorded total for a first-class innings. 4 people scored at least 100, with WH Ponsford top scoring with 352. Image: WH Ponsford top socred for Victoria with 352.
  • Don Bradman plays his first test match for Australia

    Don Bradman plays his first test match for Australia
    Don Bradman begins his test cricket career and goes on to become one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
  • Helmets first used

    Helmets first used
    Cricket helmets first used by Pasty Hendren. Image: Barry Jarman wearing a batting helmet and demonstrating safety levels with a cricket ball in 1982.
  • First ODI played

    First ODI played
    ODI (One Day International) is a form of cricket that is limited to 50 overs a side. The first one-day international was played between Australia and England at Melbourne. Australia won by 5 wickets.
  • First Cricket World Cup

    First Cricket World Cup
    The Cricket World Cup is a 50 over international championship held every 4 years with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament. The tournament is one of the world's most viewed sporting events. In 1975 the first World Cup was held. The West Indies ended up beating Australia in the final. Image: The West Indies celebrating their World Cup win.