Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss moves in.
The animosity between the two peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward's prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated. Dougie's son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and the video instantly goes viral!
The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of the cat. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes.