Cricket earlier was described as “a club striking a ball (like) the ancient games of club-ball, stool-ball, trap-ball, stob-ball”. Cricket can definitely be traced back to Tudor times in early 16th-century England. Written evidence exists of a game known as creag being played by Prince Edward, the son of Edward I (Longshanks), at Newenden, Kent in 1301 and there has been speculation, but no evidence, that this was a form of cricket. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team sport that is first documented as being played in southern England in the 16th century. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. Today, the game’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), has 104 member countries.
In Maples Academy, there are all the required assets for playing this game in the most professional manner. The Main Ground has a well laid cricket pitch. The groups practice at the nets on Central Ground as per their categories according to their age.