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    GREATEST backyard wicket!!! (video making of)

    Hey there,

    Down in New Zealand, we've made what we think is the greatest backyard wicket. A 2 and a half minute time lapse video was put together of us preparing the pitch for the seasons play (notice minimal crease wear...we're now down through the dust/clay and starting to find rocks coming through haha).

    Anyway, you can download a shortene version of the video here:
    http://pharnos.orcon.net.nz/random/
    http://pharnos.orcon.net.nz/random/b...et%20small.mpg <--- 14MB version

    2 version in there - 2MB and 14MB (2MB is only 30secs long, just a taster for those without fast internet)


    Grab it! it's well worth it! I copied the National Bank series of cricket adverts that are played down here on TV in New Zealand - it's so fitting.

    Cheers all, keep the backyard cricket going!
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    I can`t believe no-one posted in this thread.

    Awesome video man, gotta love the car going up and down.
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    Oh my god that is gold!

    What an effort.. I'd love to have that in my backyard. Pity about the lack of space on both sides because that looks like a proper turf pitch. How long did it take (if you're still around)?
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    Great...really excellent work. I'd love to see some cricket being played on it though.
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    it does look tight, with the rules though, it's an excellent backyard game!

    each time you hit the ball the ball = 1 run, hit it past the bowlers stump = 2 runs
    house on the full = out
    over fence on the full = out
    1 hand (not favoured hand) 1 bounce = out
    regulation half electrical tape ball

    we have 1 dayers (limited overs, 1 over from each fielder, usually 3)
    -avg score 5-15

    test matches (however many innings we feel like playing for - carry on your score)
    -avg score per innings 10-20

    we call 10runs a '50' and 20 runs a 'century'


    bowler - one fielder on the off side and a keeper. it's really technical and a few 'backyard style' techniques have been employed like the rolling-road-block which is charging slightly stand front on to protect the wickets and holding the bat vertically in front of your legs.

    it's the best backyard i've ever played - just a shame that summer is now coming to an end - no more sunny evenings til 9pm.


    i'll get some videos of game play - there is a great one of a stumpcam we made, with a casserole dish protecting the camera (removed middle stump) - first ball, swings from way outside off through the batsman and takes out the casserole dish - haha f*ck we laughed out tits off.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharnos
    it does look tight, with the rules though, it's an excellent backyard game!

    each time you hit the ball the ball = 1 run, hit it past the bowlers stump = 2 runs
    house on the full = out
    over fence on the full = out
    1 hand (not favoured hand) 1 bounce = out
    regulation half electrical tape ball

    we have 1 dayers (limited overs, 1 over from each fielder, usually 3)
    -avg score 5-15

    test matches (however many innings we feel like playing for - carry on your score)
    -avg score per innings 10-20

    we call 10runs a '50' and 20 runs a 'century'


    bowler - one fielder on the off side and a keeper. it's really technical and a few 'backyard style' techniques have been employed like the rolling-road-block which is charging slightly stand front on to protect the wickets and holding the bat vertically in front of your legs.

    it's the best backyard i've ever played - just a shame that summer is now coming to an end - no more sunny evenings til 9pm.


    i'll get some videos of game play - there is a great one of a stumpcam we made, with a casserole dish protecting the camera (removed middle stump) - first ball, swings from way outside off through the batsman and takes out the casserole dish - haha f*ck we laughed out tits off.

    cheers,
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    that is one impressive backyard cricket.. alot of effort put into that.. good stuff..

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    The video is quite excellent and let me add this, it had quite a LOTR feel to it.

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    wow thats one absolutely great backyard wicket

    plz maybe you could post some tips about the wicket construction...and i really love to see a video of a match played on this great wicket.

    Bye

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    Thanks for bringing up this thread

    That's brilliant! I loevd the sightscreen on the car as well

    Anyway slovo, welcome mate. Interesting location there. Didn't think Bolivia was too big on cricket!
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    That's awesome, Steve. It looks like a proper wicket. I'd love to see some videos of games being played on it.



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