August 11, 2007


Ganese smacks six sixes off an over

Martin Williamson

Barry Ganese hit the cricketing maximum on Friday (August 10), powering his was 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.

“I've had close encounters before with four and five sixes in an over, but this was the first time for six sixes,” he said. “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 admitted that a few of his ten sixes were mishits.


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Posted by Robin Dass on (August 30, 2007, 20:05 GMT)

Played with Bharat(Barry) in The British Columbia league when he was in his teens and not surprise of this feat. Excellent player! Congrats...Robin

Posted by martin mifsud on (August 23, 2007, 23:45 GMT)

way to go Barry...congrats

Posted by Tulie A. on (August 17, 2007, 3:50 GMT)

Congratulations Barry! He has always been a power hitter of the ball. I wish I was there to witness it.

Posted by Mohan Krishna on (August 16, 2007, 13:22 GMT)

It was awsome dude, it was truely mind blowing.. Catch of the match, really the ground was big enough that would take ur ballz out of mouth..!!! mind blowing shots...!!!

Posted by Yohan Peries on (August 16, 2007, 11:59 GMT)

nice to see some one who make some thing great for his culb and for Cricket.,

Posted by Damminda A. on (August 16, 2007, 2:32 GMT)

I tell ya this man can hit far. I know Barry personally because we play for the same club. Barry is well known in Tdot for his big hitting. Congratulations to Barry on this great achievement. Way to go Overseas CC!

Posted by Carlos on (August 15, 2007, 18:21 GMT)

I was there as well Rags....and you're right! It was a sight to behold! Indeed!

Did not want Barry to get all the attention for the feat though as I believe that the bowler played his part tremendously well and deserves honourable mention.

His name is Farrell Jagmohan, an off-spinner, who plys his trade for the Powergen Sports Club outfit, a top club in the top flight of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board competitions.

Way to go Farrell!! You're now in the illustrious company of Malcolm Nash, Tilak Raj and Daan van Bunge (of Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs' fame respectively)!

Posted by Nithi on (August 13, 2007, 17:37 GMT)

Same day another 5 sixers in 1 over - Montreal Blues B division Player Kamal hit 5 sixers in 1 over and made 100 with around 25 balls

Posted by Ragoobir Henry on (August 12, 2007, 3:05 GMT)

I was there...the ground was big, the sixes were huge, it was a sight to behold. A number of spectators, from both sides, commented on having read or seen such a feat on TV, but never seeing it just had to be there. IN the true spirit of the game, Barry and the bowler, posed for photographs after the game. Way to go Barry!

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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