Frederick Louis, eldest son of George II, is the only Prince of Wales to have been killed by a cricket ball.
He was fatally struck on the head in 1751.
Forty-five years later, in 1796, a team of one-legged cricketers defeated a team of one-armed players by 103 runs at Greenwich.
Another cricketing fatality occurred in 1976, when an umpire in Pakistan was beaten to death with the stumps by fielders disputing his decisions.
Cricket featured in the 1900 Olympics. Britain took gold, France took silver; no one else entered.
The most significant date in cricket history
is probably 11 June:
On 11 June 1907, Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 12, the lowest ever score in the County Championship.
On 11 June 1952, Denis Compton made his 100th first-class century.
On 11 June 1953, Len Hutton became the first professional cricketer to captain England.
You can calculate the temperature by timing the chirps of an insect known as the temperature cricket:
F = C/40 +40 (where F is the temperature and C is the number of chirps per minute).
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