Some Facts About Cricket and history and some surprising facts dealing with the game of cricket.

The game of cricket it's played in an oval-shaped field that looks kind of like this but we got to know how is cricket actually played.

In the middle of this oval-shaped field is a rectangular strip in the center which is called a pitch.

The pitch is where the bowler similar to a pitcher in baseball bowls the ball and it's up to the other teams backed men to hit.

The ball now the batsman hits the ball far enough he can score runs for his team by running back and forth between the two safe zones called creases.

The batsman misses the ball and it hits the wicket behind him then he's out of there he can also get out if he hits.

The ball and it's caught on the fly by a fielder or if the fuelers are able to knock over the wicked while the batsman is outside the crease obviously the team that scores.

The most front wins the game, of course, there's a ton of more rules about how cricket works obviously I can't cover every single one of them.

But I do have a link to more information down below if you want to see the technicality and the full breakdown of the game of cricket.

The history of cricket now does you know that cricket actually started as a child's game and it can actually be traced back to the 16th century in England.

Cricket was first played in southeast England a stick and a ball of sheep's wool was the first-ever equipment used to play the game now the modern game of cricket was developed in England in the 16th century and in 1788.

The first official laws of cricket actually written down the Merrill bone cricket club known as the MCC they were the first cricket team ever established and in 1793.

The first recorded cricket game was played and now since we're talking about sports I want to know guys what's your favorite sport to play or to watch on TV.

If you're not into sports like what your favorite type of sport to even hear about let me know down there and also if you want us to do facts on a cricket player leave their names.

Amazing Facts About Cricket

We got some more facts coming up we're just bowling the facts to you now the International Cricket Association which is the international governing body of cricket was formed in 1909 and had South Africa England Australia.

It's only members later on India the West Indies in other countries were added now today the International Cricket Association.

The ICC for short has a hundred and five members ten full members that play Test matches 39 associate members and 56 affiliate members as of 2005.

The ICC headquarters is located in Dubai now the longest cricket match in history took place in 1939 between England and South Africa.

The game was played on the 3rd of March 1939 and lasted 12 days and put 12 days for a sports game so like let me break this down as this blew my mind so in the game England had to chase down the world record total of 694 runs to win against South Africa and England actually came pretty close by the last day of the match.

They had 646 runs however the match had to be abandoned and the game was declared a draw this was because English players had to rush back to catch their boat which was going to leave from South Africa in the middle of the game.

That's not fair like guys let the people play the game under how long that would have actually went now the first-ever international cricket game took place between the United States and Canada in 1844.

Canada was the first team to actually travel to another country for a match Canada won by 23 runs Canada represent and the game had roughly 10 to 20,000 people.

Cricket it's always an amazing achievement if a batsman can score a hundred runs or more when they do what's known as a century you can also get a double century which is 200 runs and that's like a huge achievement as well now the former.

Australia's women's team captain Belinda Clark was the first player ever male or female to score a double century in one day of international cricket.

This happened during a match in 1997 against Denmark in Mumbai and that's when she got a score of 229. Since she's retired in 2005 no one has ever beaten her record of 4844 ODI runs and she's even been inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame for her accomplishments.

The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame um this is a great honor now there's another very popular cricket player by the name of Sir Jack Hobbs.

He had scored a hundred and nine ninth centuries in his career he's known simply as the master.

He's a right-handed batsman that scores 60,000 runs in 35 years he remains the oldest man ever to score a Test century.

And that happened at the age of 46 and he scored more first-class runs and more centuries than any other cricketer he scored 199 centuries in his first-class career.

Bert Oldfield, he's one of the finest wicketkeepers in the history of cricket he was the first-ever wicket-keeper to cause 100 batsmen dismissals and score a total of 1000 runs.

There is a one time a ball that was hit in the game was recovered 556 miles away and when I heard that I was like how the hell does somebody have that strong of an arm to hit it 556 miles away.

But actually, nobody's that strong what actually happened was that there's this player by the name of Jimmy Sinclair.

He hit a six and the ball landed on a train that was heading towards Port Elizabeth in Johannesburg and that threw the ball was recovered let me know all your thoughts.