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  • 1. THE INVENTION OF CRICKET Cricket was probably invented by children during Saxon or Norman times. It was played in fields on farms using a lump of matted sheep's wool as a ball, a stick or farm tool as a bat and a stool or tree stump or gate as wickets. The first definite reference of cricket was in 1598 in a court case over a schools plot of land.
  • 2. THE NAME Cricket’s name might be derived from: The middle Dutch term Krick( -e) The old English term Cricc or Cryce The other middle Dutch term Krickstoel
  • 3. CLOTHING In the 1800’s people wore top hats and suits. In the 1900’s whites started being worn but with a buttoned long sleeved shirt. In the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s people stopped using long sleeved shirts. In the 1990s’s an Australian cricket player called Shane Warne cut his sleeves off so cricket clothes companies made shirts with shorter sleeves. Coloured clothing started being used by a rebel league in Australia led by Kerry Packer and then it caught on to international cricket for ODI’s with white balls and black sight screens.
  • 4. GEAR In most of the 1800’s there was no protective gear at all.They had a curved bat. In the 1880’s bats had cane handles and pads were stuffed with horse hair. 1900’s pads and gloves. 1950’s modern style gloves started being used. Prototype cricket helmets came into use in the late 1970s.
  • 5. TECHNOLOGY Cricket was helped in the 1800’s by the railway system. This meant that players could travel further to play each other,and that spectators could travel further to watch matches. In the early 1900’s people could start listening to cricket matches over the radio. Then in the late 1900’s people could finally watch cricket on television.
  • 6. VARIATIONS OF THE GAME Very early cricket was a bit random and didn’t play for a certain amount of time and they bowled underarm. Test matches were the first games of cricket played for a set amount of time. The first ODI (one day international) was played in Melbourne at the MCG between Australia and England in 1971 when a test match was rained off. In the 2000’s Cricket Max was invented by former Black Cap Martin Crowe. It didn’t last.
  • 7. CLOTHING Colours are still used for ODI’s and whites are used for tests. Most shirts have collars but some do not. Trousers are still worn.
  • 8. GEAR Now they use really massive pads and bats and have lots of extra gear like thigh pads, arm guards and chest guards. Gloves and helmets are getting bigger and more protective as well. Peter McGlashen is a Black Cap who designs cricket gear for the cricket brand Aero. He has designed a baseball like face mask for wicket-keeping.
  • 9. TECHNOLOGY These days there are heaps of TV’s so people can watch and be far more interested and connected with cricket. Now you can visit cricket websites to find out scores, and keep up with the news. For run outs, if the umpire can’t make a decision, he can ask the third umpire to make the decision. He can watch the run on screens with different angles to make the decision.
  • 10. TECHNOLOGY CONTINUED Now they have heat sensors to see if the players hit the ball or not. This is called hotspot, and is only available to spectators. Hawkeye is when you can see the path of the ball in blue, and the predicted path in red to see whether the ball would have hit the wickets. This is also only available to spectators
  • 11. VARIATIONS OF THE GAME Test matches are 5 day games. ODI’s are one day games with 50 overs per team. Twenty/20’s are shortened ODI’s with twenty overs rather than 50. Cricket sixes is played with six players. Players have to retire after one over and can come back in if everyone is out. There are only five overs per team.
  • 12. SUMMARY We predict third umpires will have hotspot and hawkeye. Bats may be made out of something other than willow. Cricket balls may be different colours. Two innings of half as many overs for each team in ODI’s. There may be permanent stands for beach cricket. There may be nets at a certain height above the stadium to hit for extra runs. Cricket Max and cricket sixes may be played more
  • 13. BIBLIOGRAPHY Wikipedia, ESSENTIAL SPORTS:CRICKET, Rob Somerville, Richard Hadlee, Tom Somerville, Jasper Brown.