Shock! Horror! Outrage!
The NSW Australia Day Council threatened to publish the Rules of BACKYARD CRICKET way back on Australia Day, 2018. The result of this outrage was that nothing happened because there are no rules. That’s the point.
I wrote a LETTER TO ALLAN BORDER in 1988. This comic story about the crazy make-them-up-as-you-go rules of Backyard Cricket was published in The Age, SMH etc.
Ian (Macca) McNamara read out the letter on Australia All Over, ABC.
LISTEN to Macca read: A LETTER TO ALLAN BORDER (above)
Cricket tends to cause great confusion among novice spectators, recovering alcoholics and Americans. It is, after all, a game where grown men stand around for days looking bored with no balls or madly hug and kiss each other following a duck. As a consequence, I have taken it upon myself to explain cricket to those who wouldn’t know a gibbon from a googly.