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Xavier
March 21, 2005, 01:10 PM
Hello everybody,

I have found the cricket related section on English Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

It's a sort of cricket encyclopedia, a real must for new cricket fans like me; maybe most of you already know it, but if you scroll down the page and click on *List of cricket topics* you'll find some news maybe not all of you know (and also a couple of pictures of the famous "bodyline"). Also interesting the page on Test Cricket history, and besides you'll find a link to Banglacricket!

Did you know cricket was at 1900 Olympic Games?

Navarene
March 21, 2005, 03:58 PM
Nice finding, Xavier. And yes cricket was an event in 1900 Paris olympic, but I am not aware of with more infos. Can someone help?

Arnab
March 21, 2005, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by Xavier
and besides you'll find a link to Banglacricket!


That was added by me. :)

AsifTheManRahman
March 21, 2005, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Navarene
Nice finding, Xavier. And yes cricket was an event in 1900 Paris olympic, but I am not aware of with more infos. Can someone help?

France beat Englan to win the title or was it the other way round? Or am I bull***tting?

Xavier
March 21, 2005, 05:07 PM
That's all about 1900 OG:
"At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a cricket tournament was contested. Only two teams competed, and the French team was consisted of Britons living in Paris."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_at_the_1900_Summer_Olympics

That's another interesting fact:
"??/??/44 - The first ever game played between teams representing their nations was played the USA and Canada."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_cricket

So, the first ever game between nations at any sport was a USA-Canada in cricket! Strange indeed, thinking of how little the game is popular in those countries at this time.

History of cricket is really fascinating, I hope the game will become popular in Europe and in South America (there is a national team in Argentina, but they are not as good as they are at rugby).

Tintin
March 21, 2005, 05:29 PM
So, the first ever game between nations at any sport was a USA-Canada in cricket! Strange indeed, thinking of how little the game is popular in those countries at this time.


CC Morris library in Haverford, PA houses a very fine cricket collection (certainly the biggest outside a Test nation). If anyone has been there personally, I would love to hear about it from them.

http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/
http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/


Edited on, March 21, 2005, 10:31 PM GMT, by Tintin.

AsifTheManRahman
March 21, 2005, 05:31 PM
they actually had an article on the amerigo-canadian match(es?) in cricinfo a couple of months ago. very interesting indeed.