Have a look at this article from The Age. Ha! it proves what we cricket tragics have known all along. . .
Hmmm, I use the word 'prove' very loosely. I don't think the ancient text referred to in this article is at all credible - it's probably just bogus. But still, it's interesting to speculate that the game of cricket might date back thousands of years to Roman times - older than one would ever imagine.
(And just in case you were wondering, the batsman in the above photo is Marcus Trescothick - definitely not Jesus.)