The origins of cricket anywhere in the world are not clear so far. However, experts believe the word creag is an early spelling for craic which means fun and games.
What is cricket?
Cricket is a team sport that is popular in many countries in the world, especially in the United Kingdom. The popularity of this sport is only behind football. Cricket has about 2.5 billion players and followers. Cricket plays between two teams, 11 players each, on a circular pitch.
The purpose of a match is two take turns, a serve, and a batting team. After all batting team players are disqualified, one team will switch to pitch, and the other team will enter the field to be a batting team. This sport does not have a deadline like a football, but plays until the game is won or lost, so some matches last for 5 days.
The origin of cricket
This sport is believed to have existed for generations as a children’s game before it was introduced by adults in the 17th century.
Cricket was played in grazing land with its first tools including fleece lumps or stone is blurred like a ball and a stick or other agricultural implements such as bats. The first mention of the word cricket dates back to 1587 in a lawsuit involving a disputed plot of land in Guildford.
In a statement by John Derrick, he said that his classmates played a burglar creckett on a dispute page proving that cricket was played in Surrey in early 1550.
How the name Cricket was derived?
The word cricket is believed to originate from some words. In early publications and references, it is spelled creckett which can be made up of a Dutch word krick (-e) meaning stick, or from an old English word cricc or cryce there means crutches or staff. The French word crique related to a wooden pillar is also believed to be the origin of it.
However, it is most likely that the word cricket originates from the words used in Southeast England, which was heavily influenced by Central Holland at the time because of its commercial relationship with Flander County.