Some interesting facts about cricket and its history

• Throughout history most of the cricket rules suffered modifications. The only rule that did not change over time is the length of the pitch

• Charlie Bannerman from Australia scored the first century in Test cricket in 1877

• Test matches between England and Australia are known as The Ashes because of an obituary published in the Sporting Times in 1822: “In affectionate remembrance of English cricket. … The body will be cremated, and the Ashes taken to Australia.”

• The first ever international match took place in 1844, in New York between the United States and Canada. It was won by Canada.

• When Australia toured England for the first time in 1868, each player wore a different colored cap, in order for the public to identify them.

• The first test match was one between Australia and England. The test match took place in Melbourne between 15 – 19 March 1877.