[Inside the bar of a pub, Nathan Lyon walks in with a cricket bat. He wears his NSW Blues uniform, batting pads and a helmet.]
Narrator: Just as cricket teams have a nightwatchman that comes in to bat late in the day to get the team home safely, if you’ve been out drinking you need a Plan B Nightwatchman, someone you’ve organised to come out, pick you up, and get you home safely.
[Nathan Lyon takes off his helmet.]
Nathan Lyon: Not me… you’ve gotta organise your own.
[Suddenly, a middle-aged mum walks over to Nathan Lyon. She carries a bat and wears cricket pads strapped over her jeans.]
Mum: No, he’s Nathan Lyon, the actual nightwatchman for the NSW cricket team. Your Plan B Nightwatchman could be your local cabbie, or your mum who you’ve organised to pick you up.
Nathan Lyon: She’d be your Nightwatchmum.
[Nathan Lyon gives mum a playful nudge and smiles at her.]
Mum: Thanks Nathan.
Narrator: If you’re drinking, a nightwatchman is a great Plan B to get you home safely.
[End credits are shown on a life-size drink coaster next to Nathan Lyon and the mum. Printed on the coaster are the words: A Nightwatchman is a great Plan B. Transport for NSW Major partner; Cricket NSW.]
Back to NSW Blues.
Who is your Plan B Nightwatchman?
[At night inside a pub, a taxi driver and a bus driver enter the bar carrying cricket bats. They wear cricket pads over their trousers and raise their bats to the camera.]
Narrator: These proud men are Plan B Nightwatchmen.
[The two men shape up to the camera in batting poses and go through some practice swings.]
Narrator: Just as cricket teams have a Nightwatchman that comes in late to get the team home safely, if you’ve been out drinking, you need a Plan B Nightwatchman.
[They casually throw the cricket bats off-screen. A close-up shows the pair with arms folded, nodding in agreement to the narrator.]
Narrator: Someone you’ve organised to come and pick you up and get you home safely. This could be a cabbie or one of your local bus drivers.
[The men proudly point to themselves.]
Narrator: And, here’s another Nightwatchman.
[Nathan Lyon enters the bar. He wears his NSW Blues uniform and batting gloves and carries his helmet and bat.]
Taxi driver: If I happened to be taking him home…
[The Taxi Driver points to Nathan Lyon.]
Taxi driver: I’d be the Nightwatchman’s Nightwatchman.
[Nathan Lyon nods to the taxi driver.]
Narrator: Yes you would. If you’re drinking, a Nightwatchman is a great Plan B to get you home safely.
[End credits are shown on a life-size drink coaster next to Nathan Lyon, the cab driver and the bus driver. Printed on the coaster are the words: A Nightwatchman is a great Plan B. Transport for NSW Major partner; Cricket NSW.]
Back to NSW Blues.
Rock music soundtrack starts.
Credits: Transport for NSW | NSW Blues. Plan B.
Logo: RBT means you need a Plan B. Transport for NSW.
[Cricket NSW players walk into a building at Moore Park after getting off a Plan B bus in the carpark.]
Graphic: With around 80% of alcohol related fatalities occurring in regional NSW
[The players sit a table, talking, writing notes and using laptops.]
Graphic: We asked the NSW Blues to help us tackle the issue… And they delivered.
Vocal track by NSW Blues player Doug Bollinger: You think it’s cool to drink and drive?
[The players smile and write more lyrics around the table.]
Doug Bollinger vocal: Think again; the Nightwatchman’s keepin’ you alive,
[Doug Bollinger is shown singing into a microphone.]
Doug Bollinger: So put down that Jack, The Nighwatchman’s got your back
[A series of shots show different players laughing along to the song.]
[Players are grouped around a microphone with their arms linked as they sing the lyrics.]
Players: From the streets to the Riverina, Keep your point sheet even cleaner, Avoid the RBT.
[We see shots of a computer screen and different players all laughing along to the song.]
Players: Nightwatchman’s your Plan B!
[NSW Blues player Ryan Carters is shown on the Plan B bus talking to the camera.]
Ryan Carters: In essence the Plan B campaign is about making responsible choices after a night out drinking.
[More shots of the team writing song lyrics around the table.]
[NSW Blues player Stephen O’Keefe is shown on the team bus talking to the camera.]
Stephen O’Keefe: If we can spread that message and be role models I guess in the community then that would go a long way in helping to decrease the fatalities we have on the roads.
[More shots of the players writing around the table, then singing around the microphone.]
Players: Goulburn, Taree, Holbrook, Yeoval, Going for a beer with my mates at the local, Tamworth, Orange, Bathurst, Lismore, Who’s going to get us to the front door!
Nightwatchman Oi! Oi! Better than a drunken friend. Nightwatchman Oi! Oi!
[More shots of the players laughing around the table, then singing around the microphone.]
Players: It’s my turn next weekend. Too many beers, need a Plan B here. No need to grieve night watchy up my sleeve. Who is your Nighwatchman?
[Cricket NSW players are shown standing in front of the Plan B bus.]
Players: What’s your Plan B?
End Credits: Cricket NSW; NSW Government, Transport for NSW.
Back to NSW Blues jingle.