Last week the 60 finalists became the top 15.
This week will be the show’s first elimination – this is how it went.
The boys go to their mansion they will be living and the boys receive kit bags numbered 1 to 15. They are numbered in accordance to how well the boys performed in the fitness results in last weeks selection results weekend.
1 – Josh Clarke (18) NSW – Spin bowler and all rounder.
2 – Jake Fawcett (21) WA – Wicketkeeper
3 – Ian “Dutchie” Holland (21) VIC – Batter
4 – Jake Scicluna (17) NSW – Batter
5 – Justin Avendano (18) NSW – A NSW under 19 batter.
6 – Richard Potter (18) NSW – Wicketkeeper.
7 – Jackson Smith (19) QLD – Bowler.
8 – Cameron Williams (20) TAS- A leg spinner.
9 – Mason Crozier (20) VIC – Pace bowler.
10 – Ben Cooper (19) TAS – Batter.
11 – Chris Chellew (21) WA – Bowler and fielder.
12 – David Vernon (21) WA – Pace bowler
13 – Alex Frick (19) VIC – Fast bowler
14 – James Moss (22) SA - Batter and all rounder.
15 – Sam Brandon (20) QLD – Fast bowler
The boys are then sent on a challenge. Allan Border interviews each of the boys asking themto tell him in one sentence why they should be the 1st captain of the squad? Lot’s of the boys choke and can’t get an answer out. Lee Furlong tells the boys that each week there will be a theme and this weeks is communication, not so good for some of the squad. Allan announces the winner and therefore captain is … Richard Potter! Who gets the VIP suite in the house. At the Centre of Excellence Lee introduces their mentor, former Australian test cricketer Graham Manou, and then go through some fielding drills.
Back at the house the smoke alarms start to wail and the boys have no idea what is going on – the place fills with smoke and the fire brigade come and evacuate them. They are then put into the fire trucks and sent to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Training Centre. In this challenge, they have to complete an obstacle course in 10min and 20 sec or less, while carrying a load of 30kg. The winner Ian Holland, just beating out Sam Brandon – considered the unfittest of the group. Ian receives immunity. The guys then climb the Story Bridge, where Graham tells them tomorrow is game day.
The boys are having a 20/20 game against the under Queenslland 19′s and there will be a team made for batting and one for bowling/fielding. The superstars win the toss and choose to bat – Justin and Jake S are the openers.
Captain Richard gets a duck and are on 6/90. Ian is not out and has the best batting of the day with 27 runs off 22 balls, the boys end on 7/139 at end of innings. Jackson bowls alot of no balls giving away alot of free runs while Mason and Ian excel – the team end up winning on 139 against the u/19′s 132. Allan announces a new award – the KFC Fresh Talent of the week and the winner is Ian “Dutchie” Holland and pockets $1000 – and he already had immunity!
The elimination is called the dismissal and we know Ian is safe. Richard, as a great captain is safe. Jake F, Mason, Ben, James and Josh are called forward and top of the class and are safe. Justin, Jake S, Alex, David, Sam are called forward and are considered the middle order – they need to lift their game, but are safe. The tailenders are – Jackson, Cameron and Chris.
Cameron’s spin bowling wasn’y suited to a short game, Chris played to many low shots and Jackson was below standard. Chris is safe. Jackson is eliminated and Cameron is safe.
Cricket Superstar airs at 7.30pm on Wednesdays on FOX 8.
For Week One click here.