Cricket History

With a tradition and culture surpassing most sports, cricket has established an extensive history. All manner of historical cricket information can be found at this selection of cricket pages we have written for you.


Finally, The Irish Modernise Rule 21
On the 17th of November 2001, members and delegates of Ireland’s GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association), made a final decision on the future of something called rule 21. By Rick Barlow

The bi-annual Ashes cricket series, played between competing teams from England and Australia, is the most widely followed competition of its type, by both spectators and media alike. Learn about the history of this famous cricket series.

Australia’s Shame
He was the cricketer who could have brought the English tourists to their knees during the Bodyline tests over the summer of 1932-33.

Bodyline Series
In the summer of 1932-3, who would have thought an Ashes series could echo throughout the halls of both the British and Australian Parliaments. Find out what the storm was about, by reading this interesting article. An historical article covering this famous cricket tactic designed to counter Don Bradman.

In The Beginning
In 1868, Australia's first touring cricket team departed on its inaugural tour of England. A notable feature of the Australian side at the time, was the fact the team was comprised solely of Indigenous Australian players. An historical article from your guide to cricket.

Cricket Laws
First implemented in 1744, the Laws of Cricket have always endeavoured to maintain the spirit of the game.

Spirit of Cricket
What is the Spirit of Cricket? Watch this video to learn exactly what it means to these cricket identities. A history of cricket as good as it gets.
This video is a must see for all cricket enthusiasts.

The Big Ship, Warwick Armstrong and the Making of Modern Cricket
Warwick Armstrong was a colossus of a man - at one stage weighing 140 kilograms bound in a six-foot frame - and his footprint on Australian cricket was correspondingly large. During a first class career that spanned almost 25 years he accumulated more than 16000 runs and 800 wickets. In fact, so prominent was Armstrong’s presence in Australian cricket that it was once proposed by English writer Sir Neville Cardus that Australian cricket was ‘incarnate in him.’ A book review by Barry Nicholls that gives us some insight into The Big Ship.

Cricket History
The Ashes Cricket Series. Australia v England - Bodyline and Sir Don Bradman



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