Funny Facts About the Sport of Cricket
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013 | By A.G. Moody
Cricket is thought to have originated with English shepherds who developed the game to play while they guarded their flocks. Known as England’s national pastime, cricket is played by two 11-player teams that take turns batting. The object of the game is to score the most runs. Batsmen score runs while bowlers bowl balls and attempt to get batters “out,” meaning removed from the playing grounds. Ten fielders help the bowler prevent batters from scoring.
Cricket Vs. Baseball
It’s not easy to define history’s greatest bowler. “The Wisden Cricketer,” an English magazine, claims Murali Muralitharan of Sri Lanka is the greatest. Other noted bowlers include Shane Warne of Australia, Richard Hadlee of New Zealand and the West Indies’ Courtney Walsh.