Victorians At Leisure
The game of cricket was played as a recognized sport since the early 18th
century. The first recorded match took place in 1697 in Sussex. The game's
popularity grew in the southern counties, but it didn't take long before it was embraced
by the wealthy in London.
Background set and buttons are the creation of webmaster, B. Malheiro. These images have been digitally watermarked and are
not for use on another site. Cricket player from Broderbund Clickart 250,000.