Man Transforms His Back Garden Into A Cricket Pitch And It's Actually Insane
A man from Australia has converted his backyard into a pristine cricket pitch, and we're all extremely jealous of this glorious creation.
Dylan Hadfield, a 27-year-old Exercise Physiologist from Melbourne, Victoria, is a self-confessed 'cricket nuffie' who has grown up with the incredible lawn on his doorstep.
"The pitch started out when my old man put a turf pitch in the backyard to have throw downs on when I was a kid," Dylan told SPORTbible.
"He is a golf course superintendent and used to be a cricket groundsman, so he built it with his expertise. It essentially cost nothing!"
"I have been very fortunate to have grown up with it."
Dylan, who plays grade level in Melbourne, says he hosts an annual game of backyard cricket on Australia Day with the boys from his local cricket club.
"I have been doing it for the past 5-6 years," he told us. "The match tends to get pretty serious but it gives us all some relief from the stressors of grade cricket.
"It reminds us why we play the game; to just enjoy it with your mates."
The high spec backyard has received some high praise from several big names, including England and Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan and World Cup hero Jofra Archer.
- Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 3, 2020
This is amazing.
- Woody & Slugs do League - RUGBY LEAGUE PODCAST (@woodyandslugs) April 4, 2020
Of course, we've seen a few people transform their gardens of late, including Manchester City season ticket holder Paul Smith, who gave his son a present he will never forget.
In the days leading up his fifth birthday, the 42-year-old decided to create an incredible mini-football pitch in his back garden alongside other members of the family.
"My son James is mad on football and for his fifth birthday, I thought it would be great to mark out a football pitch on our back garden for him." he told SPORTbible.
Got to play on the best pitch in Mansfield! Even the dog loves it! :soccer: :soccer: :soccer: pic.twitter.com/gYXk3U09UE
- Wake Up Amy (@182Amy182) April 22, 2019
It might surprise you that Paul's handy work wasn't expensive in the slightest. It cost him under £15 for six cans of line marker.
"The pitch took me, my dad and wife about two hours to complete all together." he said.
"The only cost was the line marker, which was £15 for six cans. In total, the pitch took five cans to mark out."
"My son loved it. He Is playing on it constantly." he said. "The only problem we have now is his mates are always round our house!"
So, whose ready to get the spraypaint out and start working on their back garden?
Topics: Cricket News