The last few days have been absolutely gorgeous here in Perth. The suns out, people are out and best of all, the kids are playing outside! And just like my own childhood, one of our favourite after school activities is backyard cricket. As we only have a fairly small sized backyard, it’s the perfect game for them to play with each other. We are much less likely to loose a cricket ball over then fence than a football. My brother became obsessed with the sport last summer and since then it’s become a staple part of weekends and family catch-ups.
Perth is hosting the first Test of the summer for the first time since 2003, giving West Australian fans the chance to see the Australian team in action and me a chance to take my kids to a Test for the very first time. With a large and passionate South African expat community in Perth I’m expecting the atmosphere to be really buzzing.
There’s shaded areas, grassed areas and you can also choose to book tickets right in the thick of it with other like-minded Aussie or South African fans. Just the atmosphere alone will keep the kids entertained for a few hours. A nice serving of hot chips and they will be in heaven.
Tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Test are also very affordable. With adult tickets from $30, kids tickets from $10 and family tickets from just $65, making a day at the cricket even more appealing.
The Perth Commonwealth Bank Test runs from 3 November to 7 November. For more information about the Commonwealth Bank Test and to purchase tickets, visit www.cricket.com.au/tickets