Barry Ganese hit the cricketing maximum on Friday (August 10), powering his way to six sixes in one over of six balls. Ganese was playing for Toronto and District Premier club Overseas against the touring Trinidad and Tobago club side Powergen at Maple Leaf CC, King City, Ontario. He continued to score freely and took his side to victory with an individual score of 80 runs not out from a mere 30 balls.
Ganese said 'First time (to hit six sixes in an over). I've had close encounters before with 4's and 5's but first time for six sixes. It was a big thrill out there. It was especially good to have family and friends - a lot of friends- around to see it.' He even said a few of his overall ten sixes were mishits!
Powergen scored 264 runs all out, with Sherwin Ganga making 125 runs and Denzil James 57 runs. Young pace bowler Usman Limbada took 4 wickets for 45 runs. Overseas made 268 runs for 5 wickets. Sandeep Jyoti with 72 runs and Kevin James 61 runs had a major partnership that formed a solid base for the eventual win.
Powergen's enterprising trip to the Greater Toronto Area ends with 4 wins and 2 losses, but more importantly prospects of further cricketing exchanges between Canada and Trinidad to help the game flourish and to bring people together in the right spirit.