Backyard Bashes mission is to bring the much loved Australian tradition of 'Backyard Cricket' into the 21st century. We have created a set of stumps which will not only transform the way that cricket is played in your backyard but transform gatherings forever. Long have we made do with sub standard cricket wickets which serve the purpose of the game but add little to the experience. Backyard Bash has changed this landscape forever. Backyard Bash isn't just a set of cricket stumps but its an outdoor entertainment package comprising an Electronic Scoreboard, LED light show, Portable Bluetooth Speaker and game specific Sound Effects.
I grew up like many of us do in Australia, playing countless hours of backyard cricket with family and friends during summer. The games were always centered around having fun but they were inevitably competitive as well. The same problem would always surface when we played… “how do we keep score?”
My youth was littered with trying different scoring methods. We tried keeping count in your head, using a blackboard and chalk, paper and pen and even scratching's in dirt. And as you know these methods are clumsy, inaccurate, time consuming and would always lead to arguments. Well Backyard Bash has solved this problem forever.
Backyard Bash has patented the world’s first cricket stump scoreboard (patent pending AU2018903357) to keep track of all the important scoring information during a game of Backyard Cricket. It’s made to be fun, engaging, easy to use and ties in perfectly with Australian Summer culture.
Although Backyard Bash can be used at any time it is in its real prime when positioned out of direct sunlight and when the sun is low on the horizon. This allows the Electronic Scoreboard and LED's to be at their dazzling best.
But it wasn't left there. Our mission was to bring Backyard Cricket into the 21st century so we worked tirelessly to add to the experience even further. Extra features were added to achieve this goal - Speakers, Sound Effects, Bluetooth connectivity, LED lighting, Rechargeable Batteries and Bail Sensors amongst others. These additions not only ensure that Backyard Bash is the most advanced set of cricket stumps in existence but it also revolutionises the way the game is played.
I’ve come to my Kickstarter family to help turn this cricket dream into a reality. A large amount of time and money has been spent getting Backyard Bash to this stage but your help is needed to go that one step further. All the proceeds from your Kickstarter pledges will go towards the production of Backyard Bash so that we can make this awesome product available before next summer.
To say thanks for your pledges we have a variety of different reward packages to help make next summer the best yet!
A HUGE thanks has to go to my extremely patient family. This project has been all encompassing and required a lot of sacrifice on your part to allow me to go about the huge work load required to get this project to this stage. Sharni, Walker, Andie and Lo I promise Ill make it up to you soon!
Another huge thanks has to go to Aiden Sobey for helping me get this project off the ground and David Sanders and Jim Leipold for all the hard work put in to get Backyard Bash running just like I envisaged! You've all gone above and beyond what was asked and this wont be forgotten!
Risks and challenges
This product has been in development for a considerable time now and we have made sure we have partnered with experts in each required field. As with every project we have encountered many problems which have been overcome and in the end helped sculpt the prototype which we are proudly showcasing today.
As soon as the funding is received our production team will commence putting together the required orders to be able to produce Backyard Bash before next summer.
Delays and unforeseen circumstances can sometimes occur. Although highly unlikely, you our supporters and backers will be the first to know should anything arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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