Hardball: episode guide


Across the Ditch

Episode 1
Written by Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
Directed by Darren Ashton

When Mikey’s daddy scores a Rugby League contract, he upends their lives in New Zealand, plonking them in Western Sydney. Mikey starts at his new school mid-term and at lunchtime on day one, discovers handball.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Haiha Le as Miss Bahm, Leopino Malafu as Cousin

Sorry Salwa

Episode 2
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

Tiff loses a handball battle to Salwa, so she uploads an embarrassing video of Ms Crapper dancing — and frames Salwa. Salwa is banned from handball at school: Mikey isn't sure about going back-up for Salwa in the tournament.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Wendy Strehlow as Tuck Shop Lady, Jack Scott as Kevin

Howie the Handball Hero

Episode 3
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

Bullfrogs footy stars visit school and Daddy is their new recruit. A badly aimed handball from Salwa gets her banned from SASI-WESTS-HAT when Ms Crapper gets sauced, literally. Jerry's Maori legend lie gets Mikey on board.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Jack Scott as Kevin, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Connor McCaan, Taylor Wiese as Brandon, Jack Wetere as Jack, Sam Alhaje as Chicken Billy

Impossible Mission

Episode 4
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

Handball training reveals Mikey's epic power, but his aim needs serious work. Jerry and Salwa join forces to coach him. The trio try to pin the video recording to Tiffany by finding her phone in lost property.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Jack Scott as Kevin, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Jay Laga'aia as Mr Butte, Haiha Le as Miss Bahm, Rex Palazzi as McEnroe Kid

Too Many Cooks

Episode 5
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

Jerry and Salwa lock horns training Mikey. Daddy has his footy debut. Ms Crapper is in full Bullfrog regalia, Tiff’s there with her dads. Daddy misses an important tackle and Mikey cheers him up with some wise words.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Wendy Strehlow as Food Truck Lady [Wanda]

Battle of Block Street

Episode 6
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Kacie Anning

It's handball tournament day and Mikey, Salwa and Jerry perform an awesome rap in team outfits Jerry has made. The Battle of Block Street is epic and three players are chosen to represent the school at SASI-WESTS-HAT.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Haiha Le as Miss Bahm, Rex Palazzi as McEnroe Kid, Tonga Hau as Toilet Kid

Rush Hour

Episode 7
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Fadia Abboud

Auntie gets stuck in traffic at a suburban Lebanese wedding — just when Mikey needs her help so he can register for SASI-WESTS-HAT in person. An epic mission to find her is like being lost in the desert.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Alan Flower as Mr Bus Driver, Alissar Gazal as Auntie Nelly

The Girl with the Handball Hoody

Episode 8
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Kacie Anning

Mikey, Jerry and Salwa head to the beach on the weekend in search of the elusive handball oracle, Z-Pop. They embark on a journey that sees Mikey forced to play the leader of a secret handball society.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Lila Tapper as Z-Pop [Edie], Jude Hyland as Koby, Wendy Strehlow as Chip Shop Lady, Kealey Beasley as Incognito Kid, Brock Mackley as Jarren

The Odd Couple

Episode 9
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

A failed trial of digital locks on the doors at school results in the longest 29 minutes ever. Everyone is locked in their rooms, Ms Crapper included. Mikey and Tiffany realise they are not so different after all.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Jack Scott as Kevin, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa

Gary Garrison

Episode 10
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Macie Anning

Mikey, Tiff and Salwa are invited to a workshop by world handball champion Gary Garrison. It's at Tiffany's posh old school and when Mikey tries to save her from a missile-like handball, Gary's trophy is in the firing line and so is the reputation of his school.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Andrew Ryan as Gary Garrison, Julia Savage as Beatrice, Adelaide Kennedy as Beatrice Minion 1, Oliver Fletcher as Beatrice Minion 2 [Jeff], Madeleine Jones as Journalist, Mihika Rao as Server, Martin Thomas as Cameraman

A Few Good Bros

Episode 11
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

Ms Crapper wants to ban Mikey from SASI-WESTS-HAT, but the kids create a makeshift court to decide if that should happen.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Jack Scott as Kevin, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa

Notes: Logan Reberger's name is omitted from the end credits but he does appear (I've added his name above). Daddy's name is revealed (Tuimoala).

Volbrom

Episode 12
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

Mikey feels betrayed by Jerry and Salwa, so tries to stay out of their way. Salwa confronts him and says Howie was a good lie, because it made him believe in himself. He's ready to quit SASI-WESTS-HAT.

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Jack Scott as Kevin, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Ben McIvor as Dwane

SASI-WESTS-HAT

Episode 13
W: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
D: Darren Ashton

It's the day of SASI-WESTS-HAT. Everyone's there. Mikey feels a little overawed, so Jerry encourages him by drawing a question mark on his arm: it's Mikey's "Why". Who will take out the trophy and be crowned Best in the West?

Cast: Semisi Cheekam as Mikey, Logan Reberger as Jerry, Reannah Hamdan as Salwa, Erin Choy as Tiffany, Helen Dallimore as Ms. Crapper, Daya Sao-Mafiti as Daddy, Maria Walker as Auntie, Jack Scott as Kevin, Guy Edmonds as Stone, Matt Zeremes as Steele, Nicholas Cradock as Lance, Tilly Bulle as Lily, Holly Simon as Prisha, Taylan Gogan as Bao, Mahdi Mourad as Mustafa, Julia Savage as Beatrice, Lila Tapper as Z-Pop