The NZ Backyard Bash the best cricket tournament in the world is back by popular demand for 2020 and The Goodtime Pie Co. is stoked to be involved again but this year as a key sponsor. We know it is going to be bigger, better and more fun than last year.
There are more regions, innovative rules changes, and a cash prize of $5,000 . . . it’s no wonder that backyard cricket is the fastest growing semi-social sport in New Zealand. Backyards across the country are being mowed, rolled and prepped as the country counts down to the start of the 2020 Backyard Bash on 12th January 2020 at the Birkenhead Cricket Club.
Billed as probably the best cricket tournament in the world, semi-social athletes battle it out barefoot with taped tennis balls and plastic bats to see who truly is, the best in the Kiwi backyard. All the classics are in there, the divisive ‘Onehand Onebounce’ and over the fence on the full, so it’s no wonder athletes have learnt how to keep the ball low to make it through the qualifying stages.
A total of seven (7) Regional Qualifiers are set to be held throughout the North Island with winning teams invited to participate in the New Zealand BYC Championships staged at Ellerslie Racecourse during the Manco Easter Handicap Raceday. Last year saw the OG’s from Hawkes Bay take the title and they will be back for more in 2020.
The Goodtime Pie Co. Pie Chuckers will also be back and are in training as we speak. We challenge other companies to put a team together and see what they are made of- it is great team building exercise.
For $250 per team of five (5), semi-social athletes will be treated to iconic BYC merch, everyone’s’ fav Classic Kiwi Steak and Cheese pies and savouries from The Goodtime Pie Co., wings from our friends at Red Bull and Arnotts Shapes will be on hand to help mates get together. Hirepool are also excited about launching an extracurricular challenge for athletes to take part in during the season ahead.
The 2020 Backyard Bash Schedule: If you live in any of these regions talk to ya mates, come up with a zany name and get training.
• North Harbour Regional Qualifier Birkenhead Cricket Club Sunday, 12 January 2020
• Manawatu Regional Qualifier Rongotea Tavern Sunday, 19 January 2020
• Waikato Regional Qualifier Hamilton Marist Rugby Club Sunday, 16 February 2020
• Taranaki Regional Qualifier Butlers Reef Café Sunday, 23 February 2020
• Auckland Regional Qualifier Parnell Cricket Club Sunday, 15 March 2020
• Bay of Plenty Regional Qualifier Otumoetai Cadets Cricket Club Sunday, 29 March 2020
• Hawkes Bay Regional Qualifier Eskview Rugby Club Saturday, 4 April 2020
• New Zealand BYC Championships Ellerslie Racecourse Saturday, 18 April 2020
To enter a team, semi-social battlers should to head to https://www.backyardbash.co.nz/ to sign up