FIRED UP: South Services' Josh Amos has stepped up with the cherry in hand at the right time for club.
FIRED UP: South Services' Josh Amos has stepped up with the cherry in hand at the right time for club. Debrah Novak

TOASTED: Action Amos as firebrands rule

TOAST CRICKETERS: With the mid-season departure of left-arm quick Matty Dalton, South Services' captain Chris Cleaver was left at a loss for an opening bowler.

That was until Josh Amos stepped up to the crease.

While the firebrand started the season in GDSC Third Grade he has quickly shot up the ranks at Souths.

At the weekend Amos pulled out the performance of the season to dismantle Coutts, deliver the outright and sew up the minor premiership for his team.

"It is probably the best I have ever seen him bowl," Cleaver said. "He bowled nearly 20 overs in that second innings but never lost his way. He deserved to get the wickets."

Amos tore the Coutts top and middle order to shreds, taking 8 for 70 off 17 overs at Ulmarra.

"He wasn't really picking up a lot of swing through the air, he just kept putting them in the right area," Cleaver said. "Coutts were really under the pump and he just got them playing enough."

The mammoth eight- wicket haul earns Amos the Toast Cricketer of the Week honours for second grade.

Sticking with the fast bowler's fraternity, the effort from Brothers' medium pacer Jack Weatherstone was hard to ignore for the judges of the weekly Toast cricketing gong.

Weatherstone put the squeeze on the Tucabia batting card on his way to a second Michelle (five-for) for the 2016/17 GDSC Premier League season, finishing with 5 for 16 off 14 overs.

While in third grade there was no chance of blaming Coutts Crossing Maroon's Wayne Lentfer for the side's loss. Lentfer scored 51* and managed 5 for 14 off 8 with the ball in a losing effort.



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