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THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET BY JOCK SERONG

Jock Serong invites you to remember a time in your life when the backyard beheld the single most important cricketing event on the national calendar, outside the Boxing Day Test, on an almost daily basis. A place where striking the dog with a batted ball was considered an automatic out, and adopting the persona of a famous cricketer was not in the rules but failure to do so was considered “poor form”. Where mum occasionally caught a one hander at mid-on whilst doing the gardening.

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