The Next Striker 

Adelaide Strikers

Experience the Big Bash like never before – through the eyes of an Adelaide Strikers recruit in virtual reality. The Next Striker is a feature VR series that was exhibited alongside the 2017 Big Bash Series with the Adelaide Strikers and Statewide Superannuation. From a first-person perspective, viewers get the call up to join the Strikers squad, and learn what it takes to be a professional athlete.

Produced for ages 8 to 13, but enjoyed by all audiences, viewers were able to experience each episode outside of Adelaide Strikers home games and key events, and were able to train with the team, experience the thrill of selection, feel the disappointment and pressure of performance… and the joys of well-earned success.

Directed by Tom Phillips and with the support of the media and high performance teams at the South Australian Cricket Association, this multi-part series is an industry first for episodic narrative VR content.

Part 1: The Opportunity

Part 2: Media Day

Part 3: Training

Part 4: On the Road

Part 5: The Mistake 

Part 6: Head Up

Part 7: The Next Striker