Cricket Web Land is the youngest nation to achieve
Test status - just a sample of its rich history.
The History of CWLand
The History of CW Cricket
History of Cricket
Map of CW Land
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Map drawn by Neil Pickup.
|Location: Off the coast
of Western Australia.
||Population Density: 373.15 people
(info provided by David
James Nixon III, Kwase Knight, Berry True, John "Eddie" Sanders
||Famous Faces: Dave
Watt, David Kennett, Dave Richards, Loddy Twinshins.
The capital city of Cricket Web Land,
Nixontown is comfortably the largest city in the country.
Established in 1905 by CWLand founder, James Nixon I,
Nixontown's location boasts strategic positioning on the east
Once famous as a flourishing sheep-herding
community, the city is now the centre of all business activity
in the country. It houses the Parliament, the Prime Minister's
main residence, and the CWBCC central office.
One of the most famous sons of Cricket Web
Cricket, John "Eddie" Sanders was born in Nixontown back in
1968. He later made his home in Edfield (formerly Yorfisham).
The City of Davistow is the thirteenth
largest city in CW Land, with a healthy population of approx
150,000. Situated on the north west coast, ten kilometres
north-west of Pickford, the city is know for it's beaches and
arguably the best weather that CW Land has to offer.
Davistow, city of champions, champion Red
pacemen that is. Perhaps the most famous people hailing from
Davistow are the Red pace duo Dave Watt and David Kennett. Born
and bred in Davistow, they've made the town watt it is, bringing
it from relative obscurity in cricketing circles to a power in
the grade competition.
Another famous face is that of CW Blacks Dave
Richards, sometimes captain of CW Black, and all round nice guy.
Also of note is CW Red Weekly and CW Rumour Mill editor Loddy
Twinshins. Often controversial in his approach to media, Loddy
is nevertheless an influential member of CW Society.
Liam Camps sr., Liam Camps jr., Berry True
||Famous Faces: Devil
Ducky, Megan Gaukroger
|Located on the
South West coast of the island, Campsfield is perhaps the most
scenic of cities in CWLand.
Boasting the finest beaches in the
country, it is now wonder why it is the second most-visited by
tourists. The state of the art PDV Dome is the centrepiece of
the sporting community of Campsfield.
Despite housing such a facility, the city has not produced
many first-class cricketers, with Liam Camps jr. being the only
one to play Test cricket for the CW XI to date.
|As far as the youth
population of CWLand is concerned, Edfield is the place to be.
Not only is it the home of the largest multiplex this side of
Europe, but it features a booming music scene.
Yorfisham, the city was renamed in historic fashion in 1986
after its adopted son John "Eddie" Sanders. The honour was in
recognition of his outstanding achievement of 578 grade wickets
before the age of 17. Sanders went on to represent the CW XI
Following his retirement in 2009, Sanders established Lucky
Eddie RecordsŪ, which
to date is the only major label operating in CWLand.
Edfield is perhaps best known, however, as
having produced the world-renowned stand-up comedian, Devil
History of Cricket
|Cricket Web Cricket was established
officially in 1979 with the introduction of grade cricket. The
competition initially featured just three teams, but that number
has since grown to ___.
In 2003, the International Cricket
Council (ICC) shocked the world by welcoming Cricket Web Land to
the world of international cricket. Without any domestic
structure beyond grade cricket, the nation seemed entirely
unprepared for the honour.
|The decision stirred much conversation around the world, as
the only first-class cricket to have been played in the country
was a one-off Test match between Pakistan and India in 1992.
||The Cricket Web XI took
the field for the first time in South Africa, playing before
minimal crowds and facing pressing questions as to their status.
The three Test series ended 2-1 to the home side, but the one
victory was historic and went a long way toward establishing a
measure of respect for CWLand and a cricketing nation.
Immediately following the tour of South Africa, the Cricket
Web Cricket Board of Control (unusually dubbed the CWBCC)
established the Development League -
Cricket Web Cricket's maiden first-class competition.
miniscule player pool available to CW Cricket in the early days,
it is a wonder that the CW XI won anything at all. Despite the
limitations, the team progressed to become one of the leading
one-day international powers in the world of cricket.
number of Dev League cricketers has grown, Test success
continues to be elusive, but the Cricket Web XI continues to
improve and prove its worth at international level.
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