The East Garden Grubs are back to full strength after being reunited with their kidnapped skipper in Sportsbet’s drama-filled adventure Half Volleywood: Return of the Skip.
In Sportsbet’s latest original video production, the Grubs face up to new-found fame, international scammers and a fizzing heel-turn from infamous Aussie leg-spinner Stuart MacGill, as they strive to claw back their captain after his mysterious departure two years ago.
The five-minute episode debuted last week on YouTube and will also feature on streaming platform Kayo.
“This second innings has it all; guts, dubious dubbing and a final passage of play that’ll have fans everywhere looking for a review from the third umpire,” said Sportsbet Executive Creative Director and part-time Grubs pie-chucker Rambo Goraya.
MacGill, who played 44 Tests for Australia, steals the screen with a performance as dominant as his match-winning haul in the 1999 Ashes.
Says Hammy Goodman, Grubs veteran and senior creative at Sportsbet: “MacGilla definitely gave it his all. Much like his career on and off the field, he doesn’t deal in half measures.”
Writers: Rambo Goraya, Hammy Goodman, Chris Chard
Director: Harley Hamer
Producer: Senie Priti
DOP: Adam Howden
Production Design: Tierney Macgregor
Editor: Adrian Ortega
Colourist: Dan Stonehouse
Sound Design: Final Sound