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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.


Canadian Cricket History __ You will find a large collection of click-to-read articles about the history of cricket in Canada. - From canadacricket.com - http://www.canadacricket.com/history.htm

Canada's Colourful Cricket History __ A detailed look at Canadian Cricket history in three parts. - From canadiancricket.org - http://www.canadiancricket.org/index.jsp?page_id=HISTORY1!   

The C. C. Morris Cricket Library - Cricket History __ You will find photographs and narratives of “Famous Cricketers,” as well as other interesting items. - illustrated - From haverford.edu/library - http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/crhist.htm

Cricket in Australia __ A good history of Cricket in Australia.  Use the links on the left of the page to access the information. - illustrated - From nsw.gov.au - http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Cricket Australia > Cricket Australia > History __ "The first central administrative body for cricket in Australia was established in March 1892, when delegates from the state associations of New South Wales , South Australia and Victoria established the Australasian Cricket Council."  A general overview of Australian Cricket history and a complete list of top executives. - From cricket.com.au - http://cricket.com.au/history   

Cricket History __ "Cricket has been an organized adult game since the seventeenth century when it first took the fancy of English gentlemen lying low in their country estates at the time of the Civil War. It became fashionable after the restoration under the sponsorship of powerful aristocratic patrons." - illustrated - From yehhaicricket.com - http://www.yehhaicricket.com/history/history.html 

Cricket History __ Here you will find a wealth of resources about the history of cricket. - From cricinfo.com - http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ABOUT_CRICKET/HISTORY/ 

Cricket History __ "With a tradition and culture surpassing most sports, cricket has established an extensive history. All manner of historical cricket information can be found at this selection of cricket pages..."  You will find several click-to-read articles, some contain video. - illustrated - from abcofcricket.com - http://www.abcofcricket.com/History/history.htm 


Cricket History __ Here is a great general site about Cricket and its history.  Many articles and resources. - From cricinfo.com - http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ABOUT_CRICKET/HISTORY/

Cricket in South Africa __ A history of Cricket in South Africa, mostly about its relationship with the World Cup - From southafrica.info - http://www.southafrica.info/about/sport/cricket.htm  

Cricket World Cup History __ A brief overview of World Cup history along with some World Cup summaries. - From stickiewicket.com - http://www.stickiewicket.com/worldcup_history.php

Cricket World Cup Winners __ List of World Cup winners with each 'winner' and 'country' being a live link to additional information. - From topendsports.com - http://www.topendsports.com/events/cricket-world-cup/winners.htm 

DM's Explanation of Cricket - History of Cricket __ "Cricket has a long history, so this material is broken into several sections."  You will find a detailed history. - From dangermouse.net - http://www.dangermouse.net/cricket/history/ 


History of Cricket __ "This blog is dedicated to the great game of cricket, with a focus on players and games from the past."  A cricket history blog. - From historyofcricket.blogspot.com - http://historyofcricket.blogspot.com/ 

History of Cricket __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cricket

History of Cricket in India - Cricket Game in India __ "Cricket, now termed as the unofficial national sport of India, has got an old history associated with its existence in the country."  Cricket in India may be older than you think. - From iloveindia.com - http://www.iloveindia.com/sports/cricket/history.html

History of cricket: Information From Answers.com __ An encyclopedic type article with numerous links to related materials. - from answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/history-of-cricket 

The History Of Cricket. Where Cricket Started __ "They say you have to be born into cricket, me,I love it, an American friend once described it as “baseball on valium”."  A good look at the history of the game. - From athleticscholarships.net - http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-cricket.htm

The History of Cricket in the United States __ Cricket may be more popular in the United States than many people realize and has a long history.  Abraham Lincoln was a Cricket fan. - From smithsonianmag.com - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/cricket.html?c=y&page=2

History of Cricket World Cup - Cricket World Cup 2011 __ A history of the Cricket World Cup through 1911. - From cricketworldcup2011.co.in - http://www.cricketworldcup2011.co.in/history-of-cricket-world-cup.htm 

History of Indian Cricket __ An in-depth history of Indian Cricket. - illustrated - From indianetzone.com - http://www.indianetzone.com/28/history_indian_cricket.htm


History of United States cricket __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_United_States_cricket

List of Cricket World Cup records __ "Records are also kept of unsuccessful performances. These include Canada's lowest score in the history of the tournament, Zimbabwe's record number of matches lost and Canadian Nicholas De Groot's three consecutive ducks."  A list of World Cup records and stats. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cricket_World_Cup_records

Pakistan Cricket History __ Pakistan is a major player in Cricket history.  You will find a good overview and articles. - illustrated - From cricketonline.pk - http://www.cricketonline.pk/history/pakistan-cricket-history/

Some dates in Pakistan cricket history __ A time line of Pakistan Cricket history. - From espncricinfo.com - http://www.espncricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/152363.html

When Rain Stops Play - Why Not Visit A Cricket Museum? __ Learn about cricket history and take a virtual tour. - illustrated - From 24hourmuseum.org.uk - http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/trlout_gfx_en/TRA12786.html 



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