"Dougie Waters (Andrew S. Gilbert) loves nothing more than a weekend Barbie and a cricket match with his mates. But his paradise is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords (Felix Williamson) moves in. The animosity between the two peaks during a cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edwards prize winning cat, Dexter. The cats fate is captured by Dougies son on camera and uploaded onto YouTube where it instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping all that remains of Edwards deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket everthe Backyard Ashes. Backyard Ashes is an entertaining family comedy that uses the famous Australian pastime of backyard cricket as an analogy for the bitter sporting rivalry between England and Australia."