With only four left we are coming towards the end of this series and it’s getting tough who will get a scholarship and chance to play for their state. Now the boys are heading to South Africa to hang out with the Aussie cricket team. My money (if I had any) is on Dutchie to win this – and I dont know the outcome at all. Hence last week I picked Jake to be in final 2.
The boys think it’s amazing they are in the top 4 and in Africa. They are in South Africa and get a bit of a culture shock at the living conditions. In Johannesburg the boys are told there will be no captain this week – but will be off to see Sth Africa play the Aussies. At the game the boys are hyped and then as they see the Aussies dominate and it starts to storm – the game is canned and they all go to a corporate box. The boys meet some of the Aussie team and the boys ask questions and are a bit overwhelmed. Then Justin Langer drops the fact that the boys will train with them soon. Training with the Aussie team is so awesome for these guys and they are excited.
The boys go on safari and do an amazing flying fox (or zip lining) over the terrain and I wanna do that!The boys adrenaline is racing and they are loving it! I’m a girl – but jeepers that Lee Furlong is one pretty and fearless chick. AB is probably the best at it though. Graham is proud of the boys and thinks they deserve the reward getting to Sth Africa.
Now the boys head on the real safari and see giraffes and elephants and they are even allowed to touch the alaphants – at 3 and a half tonnes they have more courage than me. They also see lions, cheetahs and amazing hippos. Now time for training with the Aussies.
The boys arrive at the stadium and Ben is asleep – but James gets him up – telling him it’s not a good look. The boys think it’s phenomenal that they get to bowl to the Aussie team and just the fact that they are there. David bowls really well and is fantastic and the Aussie team think he has a future. Now is Dutchies turn – he does ok. Now it’s James and it’s David though that has impressed the most. Ben has declines to have a go – but he’s a batsman, yet realises a missed opportunity.
Craig McDermott gives Dutchie and James some great advice and AB is impressed by all. Shane Watson is impressed by James and yet Ben does quite averagely. Dutchie is as usual impressive and is just told to loosen up.
In the morning the boys go to Sowheto and love the experience, they then head on to Nelson Mandelas house where they are given a historical recap on Mandela. They then head to a primary school to show them a bit of cricket – but the kids don’t care! So funny!
Dutchie thinks it’s the best thing he has done in his life so far – this guy needs to win – great game and attitude! Now it’s time for the boys to go back to Brisbane and the dismissal. There is only one week to go until we find out who is the first cricket superstar!
At dismissal the final four are waiting for the verdict. AB is impressed and thinks he is right in his choice of the to 4. Will 1 or 2 be eliminated tonight?
David Vernon – He is told that he’s a fast learner, an amaxing talent and can control his nerves. He is safe and the first through to the final 3.
Ben Cooper – He chose not to bowl and will this hurt him? AB thinks he has potential but is still a bit raw – He’s out!!! Ouch.
“Dutchie” Holland – He’s worried and Graham is unsure he could fit in to Melbourne, AB is worried about his batting skills – but AB has the final say and he is safe!
James Moss – Had a great week but has hip problems. He says he can manage. AB says he is safe.
So who do you think will win – I say Dutchie but David is a sneaky up and comer!
Sorry this was posted a day late!