Dougie Waters (Andrew S. Gilbert) loves nothing more than getting his mates together on the weekend for a barbie. But the fun times end when his best mate and neighbour Norm has to leave town and a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords (Felix Williamson), moves in.
One day during a backyard cricket match, Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward's prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes. The concept of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward's deceased cat. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Ashes.