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50 Greatest Batsmen in the History of Cricket- Part 1

History Main article: History of cricket Early cricket was at some time or another described as "a club striking a ball (like) the ancient games of club-ball, stool-ball, trap-ball, stob-ball"

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The forgotten history of cricket in the USA

The forgotten history of cricket in the USA - Cricket is one of the oldest, and most popular games in the world. It seems foreign to most Americans, but what few realize is that up until the Civil War cricket was THE game of choice, played in 22 states at it's peak. There are accounts of soldiers playing the game (called "wickets" by the colonials) in George Washington's army during the Revolutionary War.

from Quartz

The forgotten history of cricket in the USA