Cricket was played in Guildford in Surrey around 1500 and the earliest 11-side match was a Sussex game in 1697.
The earliest known cricket rules were written in 1744, in which Kent played All-England in a famous match.
On the 1903-04 MCC tour, B.J.T. Bosanquet coined the word “googly.” Since cricket is a little like baseball, curve ball baseball term is closest in meaning to a googly.
West Indies squad dominated Test cricket in the 1980s, winning 27 straight Test matches from 1982 to 1984.
Australian variation of football/soccer is actually more like rugby, and includes a basketball-like dribble every 10 yards. It was introduced by HCA Harrison.
Australia’s rugby team is named for a native animal – wallabies.
Telemark skiing is like downhill cross-country, and is named for a region of Norway, which considers itself the home of modern skiing.
Popular in the north of England and throughout Scotland and Wales, fell running is running uphill outdoors.
-Where would you find a nuclear worm?
-On a fishhook
Axel Paulsen, Norwegian speed skater has a figure skating move named for him, in which the skater starts facing forward, then begins rotating in the air from the left forward outside edge.