Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Cricket
Cricket
How to win
Basics
OUT!
Runs
What do the other players do?
How does a game work?
One-day cricket
Test cricket
How do I know if my team is winning?

 
Cricket is a summer sport Cricket
Cricket as a sport has been around for hundreds of years in some form or another, but the laws of the game were only written down in 1788, a year after the group that run the sport was founded.

They are called the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and are named after the original location of their headquarters and the first cricket ground, Lords which was in Marylebone in London.

Often called the home of cricket, Lords was named after the man who built the ground, Thomas Lord.

In 1814 Lords moved to St John's Wood in London where the ground still stands to this day.


E-mail this page to a friend



  next   
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club