ESPN Cricinfo provides the most comprehensive cricket coverage available including live ball-by-ball commentary, news, unparalleled statistics, quality editorial. The home of Cricket on BBC Sport online. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket who record all the match's statistical information including runs, dismissals, overs, etc. The sport is followed primarily in Australasia, Great Britain and Ireland, the Indian subcontinent, southern Africa and the West Indies. First played : 15th century; south-east England.