Lux­ury pad for cricket’s bud­ding su­per­stars

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FIF­TEEN young crick­eters lived in a state-of-theart man­sion in Bris­bane for the sport’s ver­sion of Aus­tralian Idol. The win­ner of Cricket Su­per­star will land a rookie con­tract with their home state and be feted as Aus­tralia’s next cricket sen­sa­tion. Au­di­tions were held across the na­tion to as­sem­ble this group and 15 fi­nal­ists, mostly first-graders on the verge of state se­lec­tion, were se­lected from a list of 60. They in­clude pace bowler Jack­son Smith, who plays for the Been­leigh Lo­gan Cut­ters in the Bris­bane Grade Cricket com­pe­ti­tion and Sam Bran­don, a pace bowler for Caloun­dra Cricket Club. PAY-TV sports­caster Lee Fur­long hosts the se­ries on Fox8, judged and men­tored by cricket great Allan Bor­der.

Cricket Su­per­star: Wed­nes­days, 6.35pm

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