We are down to the top ten cricket superstars and this weeks theme is focus. To find out who will be skipper Graham says they will each have three chances at getting a classic catch while jumping into the pool. Mason gets a great one, Justin belly flops, Dutchie is a charachter as always. The baggy green goes to Justin
Off to training and they are split again into the julios and the nerds and will have to complete an obstacle course – the fastest team will be the winners. The Julios are dressed with wigs and sunnies and the nerds with ties and Harry Potter glasses. To make the teams even a nerd has to join the Julios and they pick Dutchie.
The nerds complete it in 7min 10 sec while the Julio’s win (we didn’t see the time) making them 2 – 1 against the nerds. Graham says the boys deserve a treat and the boys are off to Sydney. In Sydney they head to the Wanda sand dunes and are introduced to Jock (appropriate name) Campbell who is going to push them to the limit. Prize for this challenge will be immunity. They have to do 6km on soft sand, but James has to sit it out.
The boys are almost vomiting and Chris pulls out with an ankle injury, Josh Ian and Jake are the best but Jake is a phenomenon and wins the challenge. The boys head to Bondi beach for a recovery session and meet Aussie Test cricketer Usman Khawaja who tells them they will play the KFC Big Bash team the Sydney 6ers. They head to Bowral – Bradmans hometown and this is the 6ers first game. The boys are bowling first and Border is unsure how Justin will go as Captain. David is improving and gets an early wicket. Mason is struggling and the superstars are in trouble. Justin comes on the field and they get 18 runs off his bowling over.
Dutchie is up to bowl and gets 3 quick wickets (he might win this whole thing) and the the 6ers end up on 6/148. The opening pair are Richard and Justin and aren’t doing too well, Richard is out and blames Justin. All think he’s a selfish captain and are out 5/132 and Graham is not happy. I think Justin may go home as everyone is throwing him under the bus. Dutchie gets man of the match and $1000.
The boys head to Fox Sports studio and are at Inside Cricket. Brendan Julian is there and the boys have to form pairs and do an interview – one as interviewer the guest. Richard interviews Mason and do a good job. Ben interviews Chris, Josh and Justin , Ian and James have a bit of a struggle but Mason and Richard win and get a year of Foxtel! The boys then go out on the Oz jet boat and then head to elimination. I think Justin or Mason is going home.
Jake is safe after his amazing sand dune challenge win of immunity. Justin as captain is next and sent back to the group. The top order are Ian, David, James and Ben and are safe. The middle order has Josh and Chris and are safe also. That leaves Justin, Mason and Richard. Border decides that Mason is out, Richard is out and Justin is OUT! Jeepers!!!!
That leaves only seven, and they are:
1 – Josh Clarke (18) NSW – Spin bowler and all rounder.
2 – Jake Fawcett (21) WA – Wicketkeeper
3 – Ian “Dutchie” Holland (21) VIC – Batter
10 – Ben Cooper (19) TAS – Batter.
11 – Chris Chellew (21) WA – Bowler and fielder.
12 – David Vernon (21) WA – Pace bowler
14 – James Moss (22) SA - Batter and all rounder.
For Last weeks recap click here.