POTTSVILLE stalwarts the Thoms boys Troy, 16, Daniel, 14, and Ben, 19
POTTSVILLE stalwarts the Thoms boys Troy, 16, Daniel, 14, and Ben, 19

Thoms make waves at Potty

By TANIA PHILLIPS

YEARS of backyard cricket are paying dividends for Pottsville's Thoms brothers. Oldest brother Ben, 19, has now cemented a spot in Pottsville's first grade side while 16-year-old Troy will play in second grade and 14-year-old Daniel, has been named in fourth. The trio admit to years and years of honing their skills in their backyard. "We had non-stop backyard cricket growing up, ask our neighbours," Ben said. The boys admit to there being a 'few broken windows and hits to houses' over the years but know it is all paying dividends now. On several occasions last year, Ben was called on to rescue his team with the bat while he is also a handy leg spinner with at least a couple of five wicket hauls to his credit despite only taking up the skill two years ago. Both his younger brothers bat and bowl pace. Pottsville was the best performed Tweed A grade club last year making the final series. Josh Singh has taken over from Shane Robinson as captain of the side with his brother Brett Singh coming in. The two Singh brothers and fellow paceman Michael Anderson, along with the spin of Thoms, should form one of the best bowling attacks in the comp.



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