With summer coming to a close, the great dilemma for many families rears its head again - do you keep the backyard set up for cricket or swap to rugby league?
However, Griffith's Peter Taprell may have come up with a solution - why not keep both in a combination pitch and become the go-to backyard arena for family sports outings?
Mr Taprell created the pitch for his now six-year-old "sports-mad" son Josh in 2018, with the pitch originally just a cricket wicket until mid-way through last year, when a set of rugby goalposts made out of PVC piping were added to help Josh practice his goal-kicking.
He said the pitch gets used a lot by Josh - a big fan of the cricketer Aaron Finch and someone who wants to one day play in the NRL for his favourite club the St. George Illawarra Dragons - as he gets more involved in playing sport, spending time most evenings after school working on his kicking or his pace bowling.
"Josh played his first year of league for Yenda last season," Mr Taprell said.
"As soon as the [NRL] Nines were on last week, he was back to footy - the cricket ball got thrown into the corner and he was out here kicking over the footy posts again."
Mr Taprell's said his inspiration for the pitch was born out of his own childhood experiences, wanting to create a set-up similar to what he shared as a child with his brother when they were living in Yenda.
"That's what we had when we were young fellas," Mr Taprell said.
"We're a pretty sport orientated family, [I've] always played cricket and I used to play footy for Yenda.
"We've always had it - the big pitch out at Yenda in the front yard."
The set-up has all the hallmarks of a backyard cricket field - including an automatic wicket keeper which Mr Taprell created out of an unused gate - with the ground curation nothing more than "watering every second or third night and a bit of a good shallow mow" from Mr Taprell.
New additions to the pitch over the summer was the addition of white creases at both ends and Mr Taprell said the pitch quickly became the go-to location for festive bouts of cricket.
"It gets used a fair bit when [Josh's] cousins come around," Mr Taprell said.
"They were here at Christmas time for two weeks and they were out here all the time playing cricket.
"The neighbours dogs get the balls every now and then when they're hit over the fence - they've got a couple of Labradors that love it. As soon as the ball goes over they are chewing on the ball."
Mr Taprell said he was willing to make the pitch for his son to help keep him interested in something they share a deep passion for.
"Even when he was two he was holding a cricket bat," Mr Taprell said.
"He just loves it non-stop, even inside [he's] got a plastic bat and a softball... [he's] always inside watching it or he's on the iPad playing Big Bash.
"That's pretty well my inspiration - to keep him happy."