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Cricket bat willow

Date Issued: 02 June 2011

 

TOPICAL TOPIC - Cricket bat willow: The time-honoured game of cricket evolved in SE England in the Middle Ages. The first written rules appeared in 1744. During Britain's colonial era, cricket was exported worldwide and is enjoyed in many commonwealth countries today. Leading countries compete against each other, with a World Cup every four years. A wooden bat is used to strike the ball. The bat has two main parts - the blade is made of a special type of willow and the handle is … To learn more, visit The Woodshed.