Planning a cricket holiday? You might as well make a project of it:
In 2004 an unknown cricket team went to India in search of one last glorious innings. They made history in the Kingdom of Bhutan.
Like so many kids, they once dreamt they'd be famous cricketers, representing their country. But funnily enough, things didn't work out that way.
So 20 years later, on the cusp of sporting oblivion, they return to the game they loved as boys and form The Guild Cricket Club - former backyard heroes assembled on the strength of their collective imagination.
Building to an historic showdown in the Kingdom of Bhutan, Beyond The Backyard is the story of a bold quest for a little sporting glory.
If you happen to be looking for something to watch on your electric television box next Thursday night at 9:30, you could do worse than tune in to Beyond The Backyard on Your ABC.
Made by Josh Moore and Duncan Imberger, Beyond The Backyard is about Melbourne's The Guild Cricket Club; a well balanced squad of sixteen all-rounders, one wicket-keeping all-rounder and one big all-rounder (modelled on Sorth Efrica, no doubt) who toured India and Bhutan.
An end of season piss-up in Surfers, it's not.
On a long and winding rail from Mysore to Thimphu, the Baggy Reds were bounced by Javagal Srinath. Got chucked at in a street. Failed to "respect the local cuisine." Visited the holy cesspit of Varanasi. Wrapped their tongues around Changlinithang. And "turned the corner" against The Goat Herders.
BTB is worth a look for one thing in particular: 10 year old Davinder Singh. Watch him and you will see why Bangalore Sunsets Coward is always going on about the potential of Indian cricket.
Warning: contains glove-touching.