The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match

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The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match

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Join some of Australia’s sporting and media legends for the Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match!

Saturday 12th March 2022 1pm - 5pm
Government House Gardens


The Pirate Ship Foundation is proud to present the second edition of the Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match, in the heritage listed Gardens of Government House.

Following the incredible success of the inaugural match, the Pirates and the Governor’s XI will again do battle on Saturday 12th March 2022, in true backyard cricket style, in this fun, family friendly event.

This event offers hospitability and sponsorship opportunities, where you can enjoy the surrounds of the Government House Gardens and rub shoulders with past and present cricketing greats, sporting stars and your favourite celebrities. The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is once again kindly supporting the event, opening up the Gardens for this special occasion and will be involved in the backyard cricket match throughout the day.

The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match combines the spirit of classic Australian fun in the beautiful, backyard Gardens of Government House, whilst also raising money for the deadliest disease impacting Australian children. This event will bring together past Australian Cricket greats, sports stars, celebrities, and Aussie larrikins, all to play in a compromised rules cricket match.

Some of the talent in 2021 included Justin Langer (Australian Cricket legend), Cameron Green (current Australian cricket superstar), John Inverarity and Terry Alderman (former Australian cricket greats), Ethan Marrell (‘Ozzy Man Reviews’), Matt & El’ise (The Block WA contestants), Michael Thomson (9News anchor), Matthew Pavlich (9News sport presenter) and Karl Langdon (6PR sport presenter).

Rival teams are currently being assembled for the 2022 event and will again be made up of a mixture of local celebrities, Channel 9 superstars, Australian cricket players and other sporting stars (past and present) from different codes.

In addition to the cricket match, there will be a treasure trove of activities to keep the kids entertained throughout the day. The Kangaroo Paw Kids Zone will have bouncy castles, rides and slippery slides. You will also have the opportunity to bat and bowl against world class cricketers in the Perth Scorchers bowling tent and try your hand at reading the news on the set of the Channel 9 news desk!

The Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match is set to be an annual highlight on the Perth event calendar. This will be a day to remember for all West Australians.

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TICKETS (General Admission)

Adult $30

Children $10

Concession $20

Family $70
(2 adults, 2 children)


We would delight in showcasing your brand in the carnival atmosphere of this truly unique event, with outstanding media and public exposure.

Sponsorship packages are limited for this exclusive event, so why not experience all the action from the comfort of the VIP areas. Packages include gourmet food, beverage and access to players and celebrities.

All packages have been tailored to provide the greatest opportunities to engage with the event and the high profile participants, increase your company’s exposure and offer significant networking opportunity.



To register your interest in securing your unique sponsorship opportunity, please contact

Gary Lees
0417 093 495