Tonight on Cricket Superstar we will find out who the true one is! Will it BeIan “Dutchie” Holland, Dave Vernon or James Moss?
In the process of this series we have met mega cricket heroes and tonight they battle it out for the title after a nation wide search that has found these three at the top.
At the mansion AB (Allan Border) arrves and gives some advice to the boys –
Dutchie – Is amazed at the experience and thinks he should be picked as he loves the game, is a consistent all rounder and has hopefully shown his passion
Mossy – He has a hip problem, so this may be a sure fire way out. He believes his talent and fun will get him through – mm dougt AB will choose himm – never risk an injury!
Dave – Ab thinks he has progressed really well and thats what he was looking for and has concentrated on basicd. He thinks he can have an impact at the next level
The boys meet Lee in the city (Brisbane) and the themw tonight is RESPECT – how they respect themselves,m team mates and others.
They are off to James Street Kitchen where they meet the cricketer and cook Matthew Hayden. They are making Spaghetti Bolognese for the less fortunate and the boys take pride and are really kind and sensitive.
Now the boys arrive at the Salvos where boys and girls between 15 and 17 are struggling, to serve them the spaghetti. Wow these kids could be superstars and are serving kids less fortunate – who also could be if given the chance. The boys all get it and I love them for it!
OMG these great kids are being sent to Dreamworld!!! I really don’t think an emotional woman should write tonights recap – but is! How great is that!
At The Centre of Excellence 10 weeks ago – the boys now have to tackle Ray Moxley and te blind cricket team. They bowl underarm and the boys will hav to wear blacked out glasses. Mossy is a failure, Dutchie does well and Dave is struggling. What a challenge! Now they have to bowl blind! The blind Australia cricket team go well, but Dutchie perorms well.
The guys are now prepared for a massive suprise!
The guys are sponsered to look great and are fussing before they meet the special guests – the Aussie girls cricket team ans the boys are smitten. Cooking tonight is Astair McLeod – serving a brilliant menu!
It’s the best dinner the boys have had and they love the company. The girls offer luck and success and the girls are even inspired by the boys. At the final master class is one of the most respected cricketers and fastest bowlers – Brett Lee. He congratulates the guys – but are now doing a centre wicket trial.
Dave bowls well and Ab thinks is the big improver – It’s him or Dutchie I say! Hang on – Brett doesnt like Dutchie – Bring it on Brett!
Now the boys head to their last match. A night game 20/20 – but tonight they wll join Caloundra against the Sunshine oast Scorchers – whom they dominated last time. I am so scared! I want Dutchie to win!
James opens batting. OMG DUCK – oh, ok hit pad – bit emotional there! He’s stilll in! Tensio is high – especially to impress Border but Mossy is OUT!1 run for 4 balls.
Next in is Dutchie and he is stressed! He is making bad moves and the pressure is on. His partner is whacking them while he stalls. He comes to the crease and he’s belting them out! Go Dutchie! Mossy is so sad. Now for Vernon
Oh No Dutchie is out! and only Dave the bowler remains with few runs. Now the cricket superstars will field – with Dave up first. He’s doing well with great catches. Now is Ian’s turn – he has a great run – as usual. James is up and it seems that Mossy is Ab’s fave. The Superstars with Caloundra have won!. Man of the match goes to Dutchie – he better win!
I have gone for this guy from day one and I think I will be wrong – as usually am.
Now for the final eliminatio and to find out the winner! The boys see their state jerseys and are on overdrive.
Who will get the rookie contract with their state? Is it Dave, James or Ian?
David will play for WA, Ian will be VIC and James will be SA.
AB is deliberating.
Ian has done everuthing with class, and has ticked alot of boxes – but his batting is a worry against a big bowler. He thinks he can handle it.
James – He has all the skills and he improves – but he has a hip injury. Mossy thinks he has done well.
David – A big bowler that has improved but has he got the mongrel in him?
This has to go to Ian?!
Only one will win Australia’s first cricket superstar.
Who will it be??
Allan Border declares that Mossy is OUT! He has everything but needs time to perfect.
Now is it Ian or David? The winner is ………..Ian “Dutchie” Holland !!! YEAH I predicted that weeks ago! I never get Young Talent Time but got this! Yeah Ian! Good luck to all the boys.
CONGRATULATIONS IAN!! And thanks to the few people that read this blog – I learnt more about cricket than I ever knew – which was not much! Bring on Season Two!