Cricket is a sport that has been tracked back to the early 16th century and has been a popular ever since. The pinnacle of the international game comes in the. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket The game's rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket which is owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London. First played : 15th century; south-east England. The aim of cricket is simple - score more than the opposition. Two teams, both with 11 players, take it in turns to bat and bowl. When one team is batting, they try.