The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match

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The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match

Look who's padding up for the Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match:

Justin Langer

Cameron Green

Tim Zoehrer

Zoe Goss

John Inverarity

Terry Alderman

Ric Charlesworth

Ken McAulley

Graham McKenzie

Terry Waldron

Darren Glass

Ernie Dingo

David Wirrpanda

‘Ozzy Man’ Ethan Marrell

David Genat

Liam Bartlett

Oliver Peterson

Dr Nick Gottardo

Plus, WACA will be supplying best talent on the day!

Join some of Australia’s sporting and media legends for the Governor's very first backyard cricket match!

Saturday 20th March 2021

1pm - 5pm

Government House Gardens


Join the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, at the inaugural Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match in the magnificent Government House Gardens. 

The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match is dedicated to raising funds for The Pirate Ship Foundation, supporting research for better outcomes for childhood brain cancer. 

This event is proudly supported by the WACA, Channel 9 and Colgan Industries.


All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Pirate Ship Foundation.

General Admission
Adult $30
Children $10
Concession $22
Family $70 (2 adults, 2 children)

VIP Experience – $350 per ticket or groups of 10 for $3,000
Experience all the action from the comfort of the VIP marquee. Tickets include food, beverage and access to players. Limited VIP tickets available.


Raffle tickets will be on sale to go into the draw to win a trip to WA’s backyard, Rottnest Island, with accommodation at the newly renovated Samphire.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase including a backyard bar to enjoy a refreshing ale. No BYO alcohol. BYO food accepted.


Pirates vs the Governor’s 11 will be played in true backyard cricket style where house rules apply. The Governor will have the final say, create the rules and handicap more capable players as he sees fit. The game will be played with a tennis ball and an old DK Lillee aluminium bat.

Players and umpires will wear microphones to keep you entertained with their on-field banter as MC Tim Gossage keeps proceedings moving, ensuring you don’t miss a second of the action.

Teams will be made up of a mixture of local celebrities, Channel 9 superstars, past Australian cricket players and other sporting players (past and present) from different codes.


Proudly supported by the Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

The Kids Zone will ensure a fun filled day out for kids of all ages. Kids can cool down on the slippery slide, don their team colours at the face painting station, bounce away on the inflatables, test their skills as Perth’s next newsreader at the Channel 9 news desk and bowl to some of WA’s finest at the WACA bowling zone. Be sure to pack bathers and a towel!

Entry will be a $5 donation to this area.


Childhood brain cancer kills more Australian children than any other disease. On average, two children are diagnosed with brain cancer every month in WA.

In even the most fortunate cases, treatments are so damaging to a developing brain that they leave shocking, irreversible, lifelong side effects.

The Pirate Ship Foundation work to support research that will deliver better outcomes and make a significant difference to those children and families affected. The Foundation is proud that in 2019 – 90% of funds raised were made available to the cause – and we aim for a similar result in 2020 and 2021.


The Pirate Ship Foundation is able to make a significant contribution to funding vital research into childhood brain cancer through events like this and by supporting like-minded businesses and individuals.

We invite you to partner with us on this inaugural event to support a most worthy cause. 


Hayley Hinchliffe
Event Manager
0401 027 161

Nathan Colgan
Colgan Industries
0417 958 354