Cricket Superstar

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Cricket Superstar
Genre Reality
Developed by North One Television Australia
Presented by Lee Furlong
Judges Allan Border
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (as of 15 March 2012)
Production
Location(s) Brisbane, Queensland
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Fox8
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 4 January 2012 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Football Superstar
Followed by The Recruit
External links
Website www.fox8.tv/shows/cricket-superstar

Cricket Superstar is an Australian cricket-based reality television series that airs on Fox8. Working on a weekly elimination format (known on the show as dismissals), the winner will receive a rookie-contract with his state and a scholarship to the Centre of Excellence. The winner was 21-year-old Victorian, Ian Holland.

Season One (2012)[edit]

The first series is hosted by Lee Furlong. Former Australian captain Allan Border is the chief judge and Graham Manou is the mentor. It was filmed in Brisbane and featured guest appearances by current and former players including Matthew Hayden[1] and Ricky Ponting.[2]

It first aired on 4 January 2012.[3]

Contestants[edit]

The final squad of 15 players[3] was selected from 60 finalists, from over 1000 applicants. The prize for the winner is a rookie contract with their state association for the 2012/13 season and a four-month scholarship at the Cricket Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.[2]

Name Date of Birth (Age) State Main skill Comments References
Holland, IanIan Holland (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 26) Vic All-rounder Winner Fox8, ESPN, CA
Vernon, DaveDave Vernon (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 26) WA Pace bowler Runner-up
Fox8, ESPN, CA
Moss, JamesJames Moss (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 27) SA Batsman Dismissed in week 10
Was rookie listed by Adelaide (AFL) in 2008 & 2009
Fox8, ESPN, CA
Cooper, BenBen Cooper (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 25) Tas Batsman Dismissed in week 9
Brother of Tom Cooper, both Ben and Tom have played international cricket for the Netherlands cricket team
Fox8, ESPN
Fawcett, JakeJake Fawcett (1990-03-22) 22 March 1990 (age 27) WA Batsman Dismissed in week 8
Has played List-A cricket for Western Australia
Fox8, ESPN, CA
Clarke, JoshJosh Clarke (1992-12-14) 14 December 1992 (age 24) NSW All-rounder Dismissed in week 8
Fox8, ESPN
Chellew, ChrisChris Chellew (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 26) WA All-rounder Withdrew due to injury in week 8
Fox8, ESPN, CA
Avendano, JustinJustin Avendano (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 24) NSW Batsman Dismissed in week 6
Fox8
Potter, RichardRichard Potter (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 23) NSW Wicket-keeper Dismissed in week 6
Fox8
Crozier, MasonMason Crozier (1991-11-24) 24 November 1991 (age 25) Vic Pace bowler Dismissed in week 6
Brother of Fremantle footballer Hayden Crozier
Fox8
Frick, AlexAlex Frick (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 25) SA Pace bowler Dismissed in week 5 (injury)
Son of John Frick
Fox8
Brandon, SamSam Brandon (1991-11-19) 19 November 1991 (age 25) Qld Pace bowler Dismissed in week 4 Fox8
Scicluna, JakeJake Scicluna (1994-10-06) 6 October 1994 (age 22) NSW Batsman Dismissed in week 3 Fox8
Williams, CameronCameron Williams (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 25) SA Spin bowler Dismissed in week 3. Has played First Class for South Australia Fox8, ESPN, CA
Smith, JacksonJackson Smith (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 24) Qld Pace bowler Dismissed in week 2[2] Fox8

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