Ahh, backyard cricket. A staple of Australia Day celebrations everywhere. A game enjoyed by people the world over but perfected in the backyards of Australia. The problem with perfection though is that it looks different to everyone. Every family, every group of friends will have their own interpretation. So, what happens when we all get together, and worlds collide? We’ve prepared a handy guide that we can all (hopefully) agree on.
We present to you, The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Cricket as Played on Australia Day.
First, choose your team and make it fair. Even stevens, OK? Aim for the same number and skill level per team (split kids and batting superstars between the teams).
Preparing the field of play:
Let’s not get too prescriptive here; think of these as standards, not rules.
Scoring made easy:
The match is over when any of the following occurs:
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