‘Tage’ goes on the offensive, but rain spoils latest round of T10 Blast

SUMMARY: Berbice Piranhas 72-4 from seven overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 38*, Rajiv Ivan 14; Kevin Sinclair 2-19, Benard Bailey 2-22) vs Berbice Caimans


On a gloomy Thursday at Enmore, West Indies Test opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul provided the spark to the final day of preliminary action in the Guyana T10 Blast.

The scheduled double-header was severely hampered by rain, with just one truncated innings completed.

In the little play that was possible Berbice Piranhas managed 72-4 from the reduced seven overs, but the Berbice Caimans innings never got started as rain took centre stage.

The other scheduled match between Essequibo Anacondas and Demerara Hawks was subsequently abandoned without a ball bowled.

With his team already out of semi-final contention, the usually dogged Chanderpaul went on the offensive against Benard Bailey, smashing the seamer for two sixes and a four as the Piranhas got 19 off the first over.

While Bailey returned with a brilliant second over to dismiss the tournament’s leading runscorer Quentin Sampson and Rickey Sargeant, both for two, Chanderpaul continued to play aggressively, getting to 38* off 17 (3x4s, 3x6s) when the overs ended.

Rajiv Ivan chipped in with 14 off 11 (1×4, 1x6s), while skipper Veerasammy Permaul struck a six in making nine off six.

Bowling for the Caimans, Kevin Sinclair took 2-19 and Bailey 2-22.

Weather permitting, the semi-finals will be played on Saturday (May 11) at the Enmore Community Centre ground, followed by the third place game and final on Sunday (May 12) at the same venue.

Semi-final match-ups:

Noon: Essequibo Anacondas vs Essequibo Jaguars

14:30h: Berbice Caimans vs Demerara Pitbulls

After a double round-robin format, with the six teams playing a total of 10 games each, Essequibo Anacondas topped the table with 13 points and the most wins (five).

Berbice Caimans finished second with 12 points, followed by Demerara Pitbulls and Essequibo Jaguars, both with 11 points. Caimans, Pitbulls and Jaguars all secured four wins, but were separated by net run rate.

Berbice Piranhas ended in the penultimate spot with eight points (three wins), with Demerara Hawks at the bottom with five points (one win).

Several matches were abandoned due to rain, forcing teams to settle for an equal share of points.


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