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‘Biggest Game’ on in backyard

NSW cricketers Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon and Liam Hatcher have a hit at home ahead of NSW’s Biggest Game of Backyard Cricket on Saturday, October 9. Photo: CRICKET NSW.

WITH lockdowns set to lift and the cricket season on its way, Cricket NSW is encouraging households across the state to enter NSW’s Biggest Game of Backyard Cricket on Saturday, October 9.

As the excitement builds for the coming season, NSW’s Biggest Game of Backyard Cricket is a chance for everyone – families, flatmates and even singletons – to get active, have a laugh and experience a form of the sport which everyone can play, even if you don’t have access to a cricket bat, stumps or a ball.
Leading the charge is Australian star Nathan Lyon, who along with NSW Blues housemates Liam Hatcher and Daniel Hughes, has been enjoying some backyard cricket.
“Everyone across the state is counting down the days until Covid-19 restrictions ease and the start of the community cricket season, so what better way to prepare for both than getting involved in NSW’s Greatest Game of Backyard Cricket,” Lyon said.
“The best thing about backyard cricket is that you can make up your own rules to reflect the space you have at home and the amount of people playing. Backyard cricket is about improvising, so think about using a bin or the fence for stumps, socks for a ball and a piece of wood as the bat.”
As part of NSW’s Biggest Game of Backyard Cricket, Women’s Big Bash League naming-rights partner, Weber Barbecues, is offering prizes.
To be in the running to win the major prize of a Weber Spirit II E320 plus an all-new Weber Traveler or one of 11 $100 Weber.com vouchers, participants need to register for the Biggest Game of Backyard Cricket at cricketnsw.com.au and then post on the Cricket NSW Event Facebook page their video entry for the most creative wicket-taking celebration that occurred during their game on October 9.
To register for your local club, head to Play.Cricket.com.au.