12 Days of Christmas – signed Big Bash merchandise

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
11th Dec 2018, 9:00am

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On the ninth day of Christmas my telco sent to me… the chance to win a signed Melbourne Stars jersey! The Big Bash season is just around the corner, so get ready to deck out in your team’s colours and cheer them on. The jersey has been signed by the BBL|07 Melbourne Stars team (2017-18 season), including superstars Kevin Pietersen, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb.


To enter this competition, login to Yes Crowd and…


Leave a comment below telling us in 25 words or less what backyard cricket rule your family enforces.


Once the competition closes (14th December at 11:59 pm AEDT) we will judge all entries, and the person we deem to have the best answer will win the signed Big Bash merchandise.


The Yes Crowd 12 Days of Christmas competition runs from 3rd December 2018 until 11:59 pm on 14th December 2018 and you must be an Optus customer to enter. To find out what other amazing prizes are up for grabs, click here.


Not signed up to Yes Crowd yet? The good news is that Yes Crowd and My Account are linked. So, if you already have a My Account login, you don’t need to register, just use your existing My Account credentials to login to Yes Crowd here.


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Ts & Cs

Aust. residents 18+ only. Must be an Optus customer. Starts: 09:00AM AEDT 03/12/18. Ends: 11:59PM AEDT 14/12/18. Max 1 entry for each prize permitted per person. Ts & Cs apply.

by Member TAandAA
β€Ž2018-12-10 09:05 AM

Only use our big garbage bins for wickets/stumps not the real ones, so theres no holes in the ground!

by Member Collider25
β€Ž2018-12-10 09:07 AM

Whoever hts the ball over the fence must be the one to retrieve the ball and ask for it in an accent! 

by New Contributor DesL
β€Ž2018-12-10 09:12 AM

Don't like cricket. The ball is too hard and hurts too badly.

by Occasional Visitor Rezz
β€Ž2018-12-10 09:28 AM

We played in the middle of our street so whoever is in bat needs to weelie the bin out the way when cars come by. and over the fence was 6 and OUT!

by Frequent Visitor V1King
β€Ž2018-12-10 10:02 AM

Always try to hit the ball over the fence and hopefully hit the noisy, annoying, barking dog next door.

by Frequent Visitor Sam_Aarika
β€Ž2018-12-10 10:31 AM

I play Cricket with my 4 year daughter in backyard and she always wants to bat first saying "throw me easy ball papa so that i can hit six" and most of the times ball goes to our neighbours backyard and the rule is if it goes there she has to get it Smiley Happy

by Frequent Visitor bim85
β€Ž2018-12-10 11:00 AM

"Go to the bloody practice nets at the oval! Break another window and you're paying for it! Hit the car, you pay for it!

by Occasional Visitor Topus
β€Ž2018-12-10 11:01 AM

Council bins instead of stumps. None of us can bowl, so the bins are easier to hit. Even then, most times we still miss.

by Frequent Visitor Kieran_1980
β€Ž2018-12-10 11:07 AM

In our cricket game there is no such thing as a "golden duck" or "duck."  It's like life. You get a second chance! Thanks Optus!

by Occasional Visitor Coolstylex
β€Ž2018-12-10 11:19 AM

The backyard cricket rule we have is the back leg has to be grounded at all time or else the short is not considered valid also one handed catch only, over the fence is out (the one who hits gets the ball) only ground shorts. 

by Member namzrock
β€Ž2018-12-10 11:29 AM

There is no system of LBW in the backyard cricket. But if the ball touches your body three times you will be given out.

by Occasional Contributor Lister55
β€Ž2018-12-10 11:44 AM

Don't aim for the face!

by New Contributor NamanMehra
β€Ž2018-12-10 12:05 PM

If it crosses the boundary wall and out on the road directly, its out. Underarm bowling. Catching on one bounce is out too provided it's via one hand only. No running runs till the ball crosses the bowler. 

by Member Beksmum11
β€Ž2018-12-10 12:11 PM

Over the fence is out and one bounce one hand catches allowed Smiley Happy

by New Contributor Jelly0451
β€Ž2018-12-10 12:17 PM


by Occasional Visitor arsantosh
β€Ž2018-12-10 12:18 PM

Minimum 2 overs even they are out.

Only ground shots, Over the fence is out..

by Occasional Contributor Peteroid
β€Ž2018-12-10 01:15 PM

If the dog gets hold of the ball it is the bowler’s responsibility to clean off the slobber.

by Frequent Visitor Gabser
β€Ž2018-12-10 01:23 PM

Out if caught off the first bounce.

by Visitor Breannalee
β€Ž2018-12-10 02:14 PM

The first person to get a duck in our family game has to cook the BBQ or get a round of drinks depending!

by Frequent Visitor Irisheyes
β€Ž2018-12-10 03:24 PM

Nannie has to have a second chance🀣

by Contributor Ralph
β€Ž2018-12-10 06:51 PM
No. Cricket. In. The. Backyard. Or. Else!
by Frequent Visitor Donshi
β€Ž2018-12-11 07:08 PM
Cricket with no ball aka imaginative ball
by New Contributor Chantelle94
β€Ž2018-12-11 07:42 PM

If the dogs get the ball then who ever thad the ball last has to to chase the dog to get it back and clean the slobber off Smiley Happy

by Visitor Elthiele
β€Ž2018-12-11 08:34 PM

Tippy-go and over the fence is 6 and out, hitting the fence is a 4 

by Member OzHammer
β€Ž2018-12-11 08:39 PM

one hand, one bounce so you can have a beer on the go in the other hand

by New Contributor Carbon
β€Ž2018-12-11 08:42 PM

One bounce - One handed catch - YOU'RE OUT

by Occasional Contributor Mooch
β€Ž2018-12-11 08:48 PM

If the ball lands on next door's roof, you're out.

by Visitor Farlander1988
β€Ž2018-12-11 12:25 AM

Don't WOOOOOO like an idiot when you win!

by Contributor Rubofthegreen
β€Ž2018-12-11 02:02 AM

Over the fence is out, If you hit it you must run and all catches done one handed

by Occasional Visitor Wilko1304
β€Ž2018-12-11 07:07 AM

No sandpaper can be used; but I'm English, you might not have heard of that rule.

by Occasional Contributor andrewbat
β€Ž2018-12-11 07:25 AM

You can catch the batter out normally or off one bounce off anything one handed. One bounce off the ground, garage wall, fence etc - 

by Frequent Contributor
β€Ž2018-12-11 08:01 AM

Over the fence is 6 and out.  The batter also has to retrieve the ball.

by Frequent Visitor rebeccafoster27
β€Ž2018-12-11 08:33 AM

Our backyard rules are hit it away from the windows, over the fence is out and no girlie bowling that includes me (grew up with brothers).

by New Contributor BDASH
β€Ž2018-12-11 10:27 AM

If the ball goes into our large headge and doesn't hit the ground, you're out caught, if it hits the fence, it's six!

by Member r1c3box
β€Ž2018-12-11 10:44 AM

One hand one bounce!

by New Member ozguy75
β€Ž2018-12-11 10:53 AM

Over the fence is an automatic out, but earns you 6 runs

by New Contributor 111GTR
β€Ž2018-12-11 11:20 AM

one hand one bounce YOUR OUT!!

by New Member susboybails
β€Ž2018-12-11 11:22 AM

one hand one bounce 

by Frequent Visitor joyboy1978
β€Ž2018-12-11 12:51 PM

Caught off the roof one handed and you're gone!

by Occasional Visitor OIIie
β€Ž2018-12-11 05:02 PM

6 and out if you hit it over the fence!

by Visitor djs7cc
β€Ž2018-12-11 06:11 PM

6 and out!

by Visitor kEvIn0hsEvEn
β€Ž2018-12-11 06:49 PM

In our cricket game there is no such thing as a "golden duck" or "duck."  It's like life. You get a second chance!

by New Contributor Kynan
β€Ž2018-12-12 07:15 PM

Electric wicket keeper, if you edge the ball and it hits the behind fence kn the fuel, you’re out!

by Frequent Visitor DaveBickford
β€Ž2018-12-12 08:50 PM

One hand, one bounce, allowing for snag sandwich/beer holding in the other hand. Truly tackling the important aspects of the game!

by Frequent Visitor Machaon
β€Ž2018-12-12 10:19 AM

Balanced teams for even and fair play.

by Visitor Stellzy
β€Ž2018-12-12 12:05 PM

Who plays cricket?

Football for the win

by Occasional Visitor izles
β€Ž2018-12-12 12:18 PM

over the fence is 6 and out, with the added bouns for the batsman of having to go get the ball

by New Member meonala
β€Ž2018-12-12 03:33 PM

What family? Smiley Happy

by Occasional Visitor CandiceB92
β€Ž2018-12-12 03:49 PM

Playing in the middle of the road with a garbarge bin as the wicket!

by Member southampton76
β€Ž2018-12-13 07:45 PM

Pets now count as fielders, ever since my Dad got caught out by the Border Collie and refused to walk....

by Frequent Visitor Jeans2
β€Ž2018-12-13 05:49 AM

Whoever hits the cricket ball over the fence has to go over and face the neighbours dog to retrieve the ball. 

by New Contributor Quin
β€Ž2018-12-13 11:57 AM

over the fence is 6 and out!

by Frequent Visitor octopia
β€Ž2018-12-13 04:47 PM

If you hit the car it’s minus 100 runs, bit unfair but nobody hit the car again. 

by New Contributor Gigi67
β€Ž2018-12-13 06:11 PM

Over the fence is 6 and out

by Visitor Jack_ives
β€Ž2018-12-13 06:26 PM

The dog is a legitimate fielder: Caught by the dog is out; but the dog doesn’t get to bat haha

by Frequent Visitor Oc88
β€Ž2018-12-14 08:25 PM

If Uncle Mark hits the ball really high in the air, he has to fall face down in the mud 

by New Contributor Rebel
β€Ž2018-12-14 11:42 PM

We take over the Cul-de-sac, whole street joins in, first one out is on traffic control, making sure nobody passes the blockades we put up.

by Frequent Visitor Sonia310
β€Ž2018-12-14 12:02 AM

Be yourself and enjoy the game are only rules of family’s backyard cricket game . It is about spending quality of time with my family and friends . 

by New Contributor Niko99
β€Ž2018-12-14 01:03 AM

Whoever loses the game must take out the rubbish bins for a month.

by Frequent Visitor Leopard
β€Ž2018-12-17 08:50 PM

Out of the fence out