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Originated here, long history, references in English literature, still inexplicably popular.

Comment on Cricket posted 2007-03-30 by Lindsay Jackson from Guildford, Surrey


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I now live overseas and when I think of home I think of a sunny afternoon sitting outside the village green pub watching the cricket.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-12-06 by S from Bermuda


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Long hot summers. Cricket on the green

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-11-13 by John Bowers from Sussex


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I think that this is one of the things that epitomises the English countryside in the summer. After having been abroad on holiday, travelling back home through England and seeing a cricket match being played makes me feel I am home. I bet if you asked a lot of people to think of cricket, they would think of an English village, and not one of the hotter countries.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-08-22 by Julie Priest from Oxford


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Cricket Lovely Cricket is England's gift to all it's former colonies and we thank you forever for it. It has been described as the most sophisticated game developed by man, but I disagree. Man is not that good. It had to be the Almighty and if I ever make it to Paradise, please look for me on a Cricket pitch. I'll have my whites on.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-08-03 by Mohamed Z. Rahaman (Breado) from Maryland, USA


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Cricket originated in England & of all the games which began here it is the one that is most iconic of the country.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-05-01 by Andrew Dipple from Cheltenham, Glos.


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The most English of all games and the first to be orgnaised in the modern sense of having a generally recognised set of rules (known as Laws) and a governing body (the MCC founded in 1787). Definite references to the game date from the 16th Century and it was almost certainly played for centuries before that - the 16th century was the first century of widespread printing which meant that much more was recorded in lasting form. It was the first game to arrange foreign tours - to America in 1859, the first game to become professional - professionalism started in the 18th century , the first game to develop a mass audience - teams such as the All England Eleven toured the country popularising the game in from the 1840s onwards, the first game to have matches between regional teams - county organisations existed as early as the begiining of the 18th century and the first game to have formal nternational competition between a team from the British Isles and one from abroad (England v Australia 1877). There is no game quite like cricket for showing the character of a man. The nervous player arrives at the crease shaking: a great batsmen comes to bat when the pitch is difficult and the bowling good yet makes the game look easy; some bowlers hide when the going is tough, others become more determined. All human life is there.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-03-20 by Robert Henderson from London


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Because it epitomises what is quissential English, from the game itself game, embodying fair play, sportsmanship and sense of humour, to the English village with its traditional pub where we all meet after the game to have a pint of English beer and play skittles or bat & trap whilst watching Morris dancing.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-02-13 by Peter Faulkner from Greatstone, Kent


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It is the way that I define my own English cultural identity, particularly now that I live in N Ireland.

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-02-13 by Richard Jolly from N Ireland


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Need you ask. Did I miss it? I couldn't see it on the lists I looked at. I am a Londoner and have been here for 49 yrs but am still an Englishwomen and am I wrong in thinking Cricket is an English game Or has that changed along with so many other things?

Comment on Cricket posted 2006-02-02 by Mary Loftus from Ottawa, Canada


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