GCB T10 Blast: Powerful Foo and Sampson star in thumping wins


Jonathan Foo and Quentin Sampson produced swashbuckling innings to lead their teams to victory in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) T10  tournament on Thursday at the Malteenoes Sports Club.

Foo smashed 59 (1×4;7x6s) from 26 balls to help Essequibo Anacondas defeat Demerara Pitbulls by 21 runs.

Anacondas posted 93-4 from their ten overs, with Raymond Perez (15) and Ushadeva Balgobin (11) scoring the other runs. Keon Sinclair (2-19) led the Pitbulls’ bowling.

The Pitbulls were then restricted to 72 all-out, with skipper Chris Barnwell (21*) being his team’s top run-getter.

Fast-bowler Qumar Torrington led the Anacondas bowling attack with returns of 3-15, while all-rounder Kwesi Mickle followed up his man of the match a day prior with a haul of 2-2.

In the other match, Berbice Piranhas defeated  Demerara Hawks by 17 runs thanks to a special from Sampson.

Berbice Piranhas made 112-2, led by Sampson, who raced to 38 from 12 with five sixes and a four.

Brandon Jaikaran supported with 29 not out, while veteran batsman Rickey Sargeant chipped in with 17.

The Hawks strike bowler Isai Thorne returned 1-15, while spinner Totaram Bishun claimed 1-11.

The Hawks finished short at 95-6 after 10 overs, led by Captain Akshaya Persaud, who scored 32 off 19 (3x4s, 2x6s), while David Williams (29) also hit three fours and two sixes to cap off as the primary scorers for their franchise.

Seasoned left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul finished with 2-16, finding support in former Guyana T20 all-rounder Rajiv, who grabbed 2-7.

The tournament continues today at MSC.

The Essequibo franchises, the Jaguars and Anacondas, will battle from 12:00h, while Pitbulls and Piranhas will play each other from 14:30h.

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