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Nexba announced as official drinks partner of National Backyard Cricket Day

Posted by nexbaau on 20th Dec 2021

Nexba has been a proud partner of The LBW Trust charity for over 5 years now, and we’re thrilled to be the official drinks partner for the thousands of Aussie’s who’ll be picking up their bats for a game of National Backyard Cricket on the 6th February, 2022! All in the name of raising money for the amazing charity work of The LBW Trust.

What is National Backyard Cricket Day and how can I get involved?

National Backyard Cricket Day is a day to take time out with family and friends, enjoy a game of backyard cricket and support an amazing cause. The official game day is 6th February, 2022, but you can grab a group of friends and head out to the park, beach or backyard for a game of cricket anytime this summer.  

By officially registering your backyard cricket game, you’ll be raising money to support Batting for Change. Each registration donates $20 directly to the charity and every game makes a difference!  

Just $50 funds the college entry fees for a deserving student living in poverty in Odisha, India. And $500 allows a teacher to achieve tertiary education in Kathmandu, Nepal.  

Where will my money go?

National Backyard Cricket is a nation-wide event held to raise funds to level the global playing field in education. It’s a time for Aussie’s to get together and create transformational education opportunities for disadvantaged people in cricket-playing nations.

Learning for a Better World (The LBW Trust) believes that everyone deserves an education, every student deserves an opportunity to realise their potential, and to create their own future. Together, we can transform poverty into opportunity, allowing our students to Learn for a Better World. Learn more about the LBW Trust here.

100% of donations from the fundraising efforts of National Backyard Cricket Day will directly support education projects around the world! 

How are Nexba getting involved? 

Nexba is proud to be the official drinks partner of National Backyard Cricket Day Sunday 6th February. Your registration fee, plus 5c from every Nexba product purchased at Woolworths from the 5th to 25th January 2022 will be donated to support education initiatives in disadvantaged communities. Every Backyard Cricket Game makes a difference so register yours today!

The Nexba Team also got out and about on the cricket field recently to take part in the Batting For Change Corporate Cricket tournament and raise more money for the incredible charity! Check us out below!

From our performance on the day, we aren’t about to give up our day jobs! But we do have some tips up our sleeve for all aspiring backyard cricketers…

 

The 10 undisputed rules of backyard cricket

  1. Teams should be balanced in terms of numbers, abilities, ages and… number of drinks consumed.
  2. The dog doesn’t count as a team member, but if he does gets hold of the ball, it is the bowler’s responsibility to clean the slobber.
  3. Wheelie bins, esky’s and milk crates are the only acceptable wickets and only new tennis balls may be used.
  4. First ball not out (sorry, we don’t make the rules!).
  5. Sledging is encouraged but swearing is strictly prohibited. Bonus points for creativity.
  6. Thongs must be worn at all times (stubbed toes are no excuse for a missed catch).
  7. If the ball goes over the fence, that’s an automatic 6 runs. BUT it’s the batsman’s responsibility to retrieve the ball.
  8. Only players aged under 15 may bowl underarm. Harsh, we know!
  9. A batsman must retire if any ball: dents the car, smashes a window, knocks over a drink or food of any kind or hits a small child and causes tears (it’s only fair).
  10. The game is officially over when lunch is ready. Paired with a Nexba of course.