The first written ‘laws of cricket’ were drawn up in 1744. According to this
(i) The principals shall choose from amongst the gentlemen present two umpires who shall absolutely decide all disputes.
(ii) The stumps must be 22 inches high and the bail across them 6 inches.
(iii) The ball must be between 5 and 6 ounces, and the two sets of stumps 22 yards apart.
(iv) There were no limits on the shape or size of the bat.