These Aussie Blokes Have Got The Best Backyard Cricket Set Up
It's the sport that singlehandedly captivates the nation over the scorching-hot summers.
No, we're not talking about Test cricket at the iconic Gabba, SCG, MCG or Adelaide Oval.
What we're actually referring to is a bit of backyard cricket.
For hours on end, Australians around the country will do battle in their own backyard for bragging rights and bragging rights alone.
A single taped tennis ball, a wheelie bin for the stumps, a dodgy plastic bat, copious amounts of sun screen and an esky full of the finest Aussie beers.
It doesn't get much better than that.
And while the format for the game remains the same, the scene and backdrop for a harmless game of backyard cricket is forever changing.
Us Aussies are always coming up with new and inventive ways of setting up shop to ensure everyone gets a fair crack of the whip - that's right, even Grandma can't be given out on the first ball of her innings.
Whether it's a bit of old fencing that's worthy of six runs or a household pet used as the wicket keeper, we're seen some rather unique backyard cricket arenas throughout the years.
People definitely go the extra mile to ensure their set up is as professional as possible, but the guys at WCG Backyard Cricket might just have the best we've ever seen.
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If you take a glance at their social media channels, you can see everything from proper team names (such as Brendan's XI and Matt's XI) to pitch-side interviews and funky mid-game graphics.
The blokes have even got their very own podcast where they analyse games.
But while they've certainly got the marketing side down pat, perhaps the most impressive feature is their makeshift garden set up.
The crisp, clean wicket is carved out beautifully on the lawn and even features a crease with white paint marks.
And when they're not working up a sweat in the field or at the crease, there's a pavilion (or back porch) in the shade for the players to keep cool.
But above all that, these fellas have gone above and beyond by having their own sponsored banners along the boundary.
It's hard to deny that backyard cricket is a part of the fabric of Australian society and these blokes prove that theory correct.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@wcgbackyardcricket
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