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AU$ 49,197
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Jon RutgersBy Jon Rutgers
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Jon RutgersBy Jon Rutgers
First created
AU$ 49,197
pledged of AU$ 100,000pledged of AU$ 100,000 goal
104
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 31 2019 1:30 PM UTC +00:00

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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. 

The Idea

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.


Features

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.

Scoreboard
Scoreboard
Control Panel
Control Panel

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.

Speakers and Bluetooth Connectivity
Speakers and Bluetooth Connectivity
Sound Effects and Bail Sensors
Sound Effects and Bail Sensors
On board LED's
On board LED's
Rechargeable Battery Capacity
Rechargeable Battery Capacity
UNDO button
UNDO button

Why Kickstarter?

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! 


Special Thanks 

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.

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    A little kickstart

    Your help at this level will take this dream one step closer to a production reality. For your support at this level you will receive a 'Thank You' note from the Backyard Bash team, a Backyard Bash sticker and have your named etched on our “Wall of Thanks” on the Backyard Bash website.

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    Backyard Bash ball

    Your pledge at this level will get you an official Backyard Bash Soft Cricket Ball, Sticker, 'Thank You' note and name immortalised on our wall of thanks on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Backyard Bash Bat and Ball

    For your pledge at this level you'll receive an official Backyard Bash Plastic Cricket Bat, official Backyard Bash Cricket Ball, Sticker, 'Thank You' note, and name immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About US$ 36

    I'm taking my 2 Bats & 2 Balls & going!!

    For your support at this level receive 2 Backyard Bash branded plastic Cricket bats and 2 Backyard Bash cricket balls. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Backyard Bash end of campaign special

    A once in a lifetime price!!

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    Backyard Bash: Early Bird Special

    EARLY BIRD: Save $50 off RRP. Be one of the very first to own the most advanced set of cricket stumps in the world. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Pledge AU$ 160 or more About US$ 114

    Backyard Bash cricket stumps

    Be one of the first people in the world to receive a set of Backyard Bash interactive cricket stumps hot off the press at a saving of $30 off RRP. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Executive Kit

    Get everything you need for a summer full of fun. For your support at this level you'll receive 1 set of Backyard Bash Interactive Cricket Wickets, 2 official Backyard Bash Plastic Bats and 2 Backyard Bash Balls. Your name will also be added to the wall of Thanks on the Backyard Bash website. Let the fun begin!!

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    Twice the Fun

    Twice the Fun: For your support at this level receive 2 Backyard Bash sets. One for each end of the pitch, what else could you ask for? Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Pledge AU$ 370 or more About US$ 265

    2 Backyard Bashes, 2 Bats and 2 Balls

    For your support at this level receive 2 Backyard Bash Interactive cricket wickets plus 2 official Backyard Bash Cricket Bats and 2 Backyard Bash soft Cricket Balls. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    5 Backyard Bashes

    For your pledge at this level receive 5 sets of Backyard Bash, the most advanced set of Cricket Stumps ever. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    Pledge AU$ 1,600 or more About US$ 1,144

    10 Backyard Bashes

    For your support at this level you'll receive 10 Backyard Bash Interactive cricket wickets to share with your friends and family. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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    50 Backyard Bash's

    Buy in bulk at the early bird price. Your name will also be immortalised on the Backyard Bash wall of fame on the Backyard Bash website!

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Funding period

- (38 days)