652 runs, 54 sixes in first triple-header of Guyana T10 Blast

- Sampson (83*), Algoo (80) go on six-hitting spree


By Avenash Ramzan


Quentin Sampson and Alex Algoo went berserk on Saturday at the Meten-Meer-Zorg ground, treating bowlers with disdain on a day where sixes gushed like water from a broken main.

The first triple-header of the inaugural Guyana T10 Blast served up a run-fest, with a total of 652 runs from the six innings.

The bowlers certainly had a rough outing with a total of 54 sixes, the majority of which sailed way beyond the small boundaries of the West Coast Demerara venue, keeping the ‘ball boys’ busy all day.

Sampson and Algoo stole the show with robust hitting, assaulting the white cricket ball with brute force and savagery.

Player-of-the-Match Alex Algoo receives his trophy from Match Referee Moses Ramnarine

In the day’s opening game, right-hander Algoo bludgeoned 80 off 27 balls to lead Berbice Caimans to a mammoth 148-3, the highest total of the competition.

Opener Algoo smashed nine sixes and five fours, striking at 296, to power Caimans to a winning total against Demerara Hawks, who were kept to 118-6.

Quentin Sampson brought up his fifty off just 14 balls (Photo: News Room/Avenash Ramzan/April 27, 2024)

In the very next game, Sampson chose violence against Essequibo Jaguars, pulverizing the bowlers in a brutal display of hitting for Berbice Piranhas.

The right-hander raced to an unbeaten 83 off just 23 balls, muscling 11 sixes and three fours, in a total of 143-5. Sampson’s strike rate at the end of the innings was 360.8.

In reply, Essequibo Jaguars were dismissed for 93 in 9.4 overs to lose by a massive margin of 50 runs.

Prior to the onslaughts of Sampson and Algoo, Jonathan Foo was the only player to score a half-century, hitting 59 off 26 for Essequibo Anacondas against Demerara Pitbulls.

Sampson is now the leading runscorer in the tournament with 123 runs from four innings at an average of 61.5 and a strike rate of 292.86, while Algoo is the second best with 86 runs from two innings at an average of 43 and strike rate of 252.94.

Garfield Phillips (Berbice Piranhas), Kwesi Mickle (Essequibo Anacondas) and Veerasammy Permaul (Berbice Piranhas) at the joint-leading wicket-takers with six each.

Junior Sinclair (right) was named Player-of-the-Match for the final game of the day

Below are the summarised scores from the three games

Berbice Caimans defeated Demerara Hawks by 30 runs

SUMMARY: Berbice Caimans 148-3 from 10 overs (Alex Algoo 80 off 27, Kevin Sinclair 33 off 17, Kevlon Anderson 16 off 8, Steven Sankar 12* off 6; Ronaldo AliMohamed 1-18, Akshaya Persaud 1-22, Zeynul Ramsammy 1-32) vs Demerara Hawks 118-6 from 10 overs (Rampertab Ramnauth 35* off 15, Shaquille Williams 20 off 12, Zeynul Ramsammy 16* off 7, Joshua Persaud 16 off 10; Kevin Sinclair 2-7, Banerd Bailey 1-7, Steven Sankar 1-30, Devon Lord 1-35)

Berbice Piranhas defeated Essequibo Jaguars by 50 runs

SUMMARY: Berbice Piranhas 143-5 from 10 overs (Quentin Sampson 83* off 23, Ronaldo Renee 20 off 13, Sagar Hathiramani 16 off 13; Ashmead Nedd 2-20, Dwain Dick 1-12, Demetri Cameron 1-24, Nial Smith 1-32) vs Essequibo Jaguars 93 all out from 9.4 overs (Kemol Savory 24 off 10, Chandrapaul Hemraj 17 off 15, Dwain Dick 14 off 6; Veerasammy Permaul 3-27, Garfield Phillips 2-7)

Demerara Pitbulls defeated Demerara Hawks by eight wickets

SUMMARY: Demerara Hawks 73-7 from 10 overs (Akshaya Persaud 46 off 27; Christopher Barnwell 2-11, Malcolm Hubbard 1-4, Junior Sinclair 1-7, Leon Swamy 1-24) vs Demerara Pitbulls 77-2 from 6.4 overs (Junior Sinclair 34 off 16, Malcolm Hubbard 17* off 8; Ronaldo AliMohamed 1-17, Neiland Cadogan 1-24)

The tournament will continue on Monday (April 29) at the Malteenoes ground with Berbice Piranhas versus Essequibo Jaguars from noon, followed by Berbice Caimans against Demerara Pitbulls from 14:30h.

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