The references below are sometimes connected with cricket although there is no certainty about any of them.
|673||Life of Cuthbert by The Venerable Bede includes an illustration of a youth playing with a curved stick|
|c1180||Joseph of Exeter, writing in Latin, is quoted in translation as saying; ‘The youths at cricks did play / Throughout the merry day.|
|c1250||A youth holding some kind of sports stick in the Six Ages of Man Window, Canterbury Cathedral|
|c1250||A bat-and-ball game illustrated in a 13th-century manuscript of the Galician Cantigas de Santa Maria.|
|1300||‘creag’ – an unknown pastime referred to in Latin, in the Wardrobe Accounts of Edward I.|
|c1340||Pictorial reference on the border of an illuminated manuscript of the Romance of Alexander.|
|c1350||Shepherds in a mural at Cocking Church, Sussex, maybe holding something like a cricket bat|
|c1350||A bat and ball game on a stained-glass window in Gloucester Cathedral.|
|1477||‘Handyn and Handoute’ among pastimes listed in a statute of Edward IV.|
|1478||‘criquet’ mentioned in a French manuscript, referring to a place in the district of St Omer, north-east France.|
|1562||‘Clyckett’ mentioned as an unlawful game played in Malden, Essex.|
|1598||Sgrillare defined as ‘to make a noise as a cricket, to play cricket-a-wicket and be merry’ in Florio’s Italian-English Dictionary.|
See also the page of Very early images.