The History of Cricket
The second most popular game in the world is cricket (first one is soccer). Although the exact origins of the game are unknown, cricket appears to have an eventful and colorful history. As far back as the 1300's, a mention of the game "creag" is found. However it is unclear whether this is the beginnings of modern-day cricket. The name "cricket" may have come from the word "cric". The word cric stood for the hooked staffs carried by Shepards. These may have been the first cricket bats. Cricket in its early days in England was considered a child's game and adults didn't want to play it.