By Amelia Meyer
This history of cricket remains a rather hazy record of childish games played by 14th Century children and / or shepherds. This information has been ascertained largely by the fact that there are few records about the sport, so it must not have been a sport of the adults, even those of the working class.
What is known is that it was played before 1550 of our Common Era (CE), and that its roots can be traced to South East England. In those days, right up until 1760, the ball was delivered along the ground, meaning that it could only be played in short grass.