A long time ago, during the middle ages, an English shepherd threw a ball made of rags and wool at a certain something. Another playfully defended that certain something with his crooked staff. Of course, this game of two did not singularly evolve into modern cricket but it makes sense to assume that this was the game at its most primitive stage. And the ball of rags and wool was arguably the first Cricket ball.
Today, the best Cricket balls are still manufactured by hand but it’s far more complex than what the old shepherd made.
– MU & SB