History and Sports – The Story of Cricket – Notes
Development of Cricket in England
Cricket developed in rural England out of several stick and ball games.
First laws of cricket were written in 1744.
The Marylebone Cricket revised the cricket laws and published them in 1788.
The cricketing equipment is still handmade using natural pre-industrial materials.
The hierarchies of English society were evident in early cricket.
Professionals or players played cricket for a living, while the amateurs or gentlemen played it for pleasure.
Cricket was also introduced to young school boys to teach them discipline and importance of hierarchy.