TEAMS AIM FOR STRONG FINISH
Pride, Jaguars battle takes centre stage; Volcanoes look to break Red Force’s win streak over them; Scorpions eye season sweep over Hurricanes JOHN’S, Antigua– With the destination decided for the Headley/Weekes Trophy, symbol of WINDIES first-class surpremacy, focus will shift naturally to individual performances of the players, but there are still goals which each […]
Pride, Jaguars battle takes centre stage; Volcanoes look to break Red Force’s win streak over them; Scorpions eye season sweep over Hurricanes
- JOHN’S, Antigua– With the destination decided for the Headley/Weekes Trophy, symbol of WINDIES first-class surpremacy, focus will shift naturally to individual performances of the players, but there are still goals which each of the teams will be looking to fulfill in the Digicel 4-Day Championship.
Barbados Pride will look to spoil newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars celebrations when they meet in the feature match of the ninth round, starting tomorrow at Kensington Oval.
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Windward Islands Volcanoes and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force clash at the Grenada National Stadium with the aim of improving their final position in the table after a topsy-turvy season, the same goal when Jamaica Scorpions host Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park.
Barbados Pride vs Guyana Jaguars in Bridgetown, Barbados
Boosted by the return of three WINDIES players and the inclusion for the first time of a WINDIES Under-19 World Cup winning fast bowler, Pride will be looking to crash Jaguars’ party, if the weather holds.
It was raining heavily on the eve of the match in the Barbados capital and the two sides will be hoping that the weather improves to give them another at a battle which has ultimately decided the last four seasons.
When the two sides met in the first leg, the Jaguars rolled over an inexperienced Pride side still trying to find its feet by eight wickets at the Guyana National Stadium.
With Kraigg Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich and Miguel Cummins bringing to bear their collective experience, along with emerging fast bowler Chemar Holder eager to showcase what he learnt on a recent training stint in Australia, the newly-crowned champions could be on a roller-coaster ride this weekend.
Jaguars however, will rest easy in the knowledge that on their previous three trips to Kensington Oval in the Professional Cricket League era, they have won once and showed enough resilience to earn two hard-fought draws, after coming under intense pressure.
PRIDE (from): Shamarh Brooks (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Justin Greaves, Chemar Holder, Shayne Moseley, Kemar Roach, Shamar Springer, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jomel Warrican
IN–Brathwaite, Cummins, Dowrich, Holder, OUT–Anthony Alleyne, Kevin Stoute, Tevyn Walcott, Kenroy Williams
JAGUARS (from) – Leon Johnson (captain), Anthony Bramble, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Akshaya Persaud, Raymon Reifer, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Vishaul Singh
IN–Rutherford, OUT–Keon Joseph
UMPIRES: Johnathan Blades, Patrick Gustard (Jamaica)
MATCH REFEREE: Stephen Proverbs
RESERVE UMPIRE: Ryan Willoughby
Windward Islands Volcanoes vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in St. George’s, Grenada
Blessed with good fortune in their last three games that have brought them a tie, a win and a draw, Volcanoes will be hoping that the positive trends continue.
Red Force however, are strongly favoured to complete the season sweep, even though fortune has not been too kind to them, and they have slumped to defeats in their last two matches after starting the season strongly.
The visitors have won their last three matches against Volcanoes, including the corresponding contest at this same venue last season.
VOLCANOES (from) – Tyrone Theophile (captain), Miles Bascombe, Roland Cato, Larry Edward, Kirk Edwards, Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Shane Shillingford, Denis Smith, Devon Smith, Josh Thomas
RED FORCE (from): Denesh Ramdin (captain), Yannic Cariah, Bryan Charles, Amir Jangoo, Steven Katwaroo, Imran Khan, Ewart Nicholson, Anderson Philip, Khary Pierre, Isaiah Rajah, Jeremy Solozano, Daniel St. Clair, Tion Webster
IN–Rajah, OUT–Kyle Hope
UMPIRES: Deighton Butler, Mike Burns (England)
MATCH REFEREE: Carlyle Felix
RESERVE UMPIRE: Ericson Degallerie
Jamaica Scorpions vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Kingston, Jamaica
Another ding-dong battle is expected between Scorpions and Hurricanes, two teams whose confidence are in different places at the moment.
Hurricanes have been buoyed by their sensational, come-from-behind victory over Red Force in the previous round, at the same time that Scorpions crashed to defeat against Jaguars.
Based on the pattern over the last three seasons in the PCL, Hurricanes are favoured to win the return leg of the series, after they were beaten soundly in the first leg.
But this expectation has to be tempered, due to the fact that they have won just once in the their three previous matches at this venue – albeit last year.
SCORPIONS (from) – Nikita Miller (captain), Fabian Allen, Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Assad Fudadin, Derval Green, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Christopher Lamont, Andre McCarthy, Marquino Mindley, Paul Palmer, Chadwick Walton
IN–Mindley, Walton, OUT–Reynard Leveridge, Aldaine Thomas
HURRICANES (from) – Kieran Powell (captain), Sheeno Berridge, Rashidi Boucher, Shane Burton, Jason Campbell, Keacy Carty, Jahmar Hamilton, Chaim Holder, Montcin Hodge, Jeremiah Louis, Mervyn Matthew, Akeem Saunders, Devon Thomas
UMPIRES: Verdayne Smith, Danesh Ramdhanie (Trinidad & Tobago)
MATCH REFEREE: Michael Ragoonath
RESERVE UMPIRE: Rushane Samuels
OFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER THE EIGHTH ROUND
Following are the Official Points Standings after the eighth round of matches in the 2017-18 Digicel 4-Day Championship.
Abbreviations: PTS-total points, M-matches, W-won, L-lost, I-incomplete match, T-tied, A-abandoned match, DP-Abandoned match due to dangerous pitch, MR-match referee awarding match, BAT-batting points, BOWL-bowling points, PB-pace bowling points
|1. Guyana Jaguars||135||8||6||0||1||1||0||0||0||16||19||16|
|2. Barbados Pride||85.8||8||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||19||23||7.8|
|3. Leewards Hurricanes||79.4||8||2||3||3||0||0||0||0||8||23||15.4|
|4. T&T Red Force||76.8||8||2||3||3||0||0||0||0||18||17||8.8|
|5. Jamaica Scorpions||75.8||8||2||3||3||0||0||0||0||14||21||7.8|
|6. Windwards Volcanoes||61.4||8||1||4||2||1||0||0||0||6||19||12.4|
Following is the list of the most prolific batsmen and most successful bowlers in the 2017-18 Digicel 4-Day Championship after the eighth round of matches.
Batting tabulated under: M-matches, I-innings, NO-not outs, R-runs, HS-highest scores, AVG-average, 100-hundreds, 50-half-centuries
Bowling tabulated under: M-matches, O-overs, R-runs, W-wickets, BB-best bowling, AVG-average, 10w-10 wickets or more in a match, 5w-five wickets or more in an innings
|1. Devon Smith (Volcanoes)||8||15||4||899||185*||81.72||5||1|
|2. Denesh Ramdin (Red Force)||8||14||5||620||132*||68.88||3||2|
|3. Anthony Bramble (Jaguars)||8||12||2||493||196*||49.30||1||3|
|4. Vishaul Singh (Jaguars)||7||12||3||485||119||53.88||2||2|
|5. John Campbell (Scorpions)||6||11||1||476||156||47.60||1||3|
|1. Imran Khan (Red Force)||8||350.1||1,009||46||6-59||21.93||3||1|
|2. Veerasammy Permaul (Jaguars)||8||349.1||761||44||6-29||17.29||4||1|
|3. Jeremiah Louis (Hurricanes)||8||244.1||753||34||6-69||22.14||1||0|
|T4. Keemo Paul (Jaguars)||8||197.1||514||32||5-59||16.06||1||0|
|T4. Jomel Warrican (Pride)||8||268.3||677||32||6-70||21.15||2||0|
|T4. Shane Shillingford (Volcanoes)||7||294||755||32||7-94||23.59||3||0|
RESULTS OF MATCHES
Round 1 – October 26 to 29
Jaguars beat Scorpions by 263 runs – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
Pride drew with Red Force – Kensington Oval, Barbados
Volcanoes drew with Hurricanes – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
Round 2 – November 1, 2, 4, 5
Pride lost to Hurricanes by an innings and 4 runs – Kensington Oval
Round 2 – November 2 to 5
Red Force drew with Scorpions – Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad
Volcanoes lost to Jaguars by 7 wickets – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia
Round 3 – November 9 to 12
Hurricanes drew with Jaguars – Warner Park, St. Kitts
Red Force beat Volcanoes by 10 wickets – Queen’s Park Oval
Scorpions drew with Pride – Sabina Park, Jamaica
Round 4 – November 16 to 19
Hurricanes lost to Scorpions by 157 runs – Warner Park
Volcanoes lost to Pride by 135 runs – Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent
Red Force lost to Jaguars by an innings and 217 runs – Brian Lara Cricket Ground
Round 5 – November 30 to December 3
Jaguars beat Pride by 8 wickets – Guyana National Stadium
Scorpions beat Volcanoes by 10 wickets – Sabina Park
Hurricanes lost to Red Force by an innings and 16 runs – Warner Park
Round 6 – December 7 to 10
Jaguars tied with Volcanoes – Guyana National Stadium
Hurricanes drew with Pride – Warner Park
Scorpions drew with Red Force – Sabina Park
Round 7 – December 14 to 17
Red Force lost to Pride by 207 runs – Brian Lara Cricket Ground
Jaguars beat Hurricanes by 10 wickets – Guyana National Stadium
Volcanoes beat Scorpions by 119 runs – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground
Round 8 – January 4 to 7
Red Force lost to Hurricanes by 1 wicket – Queen’s Park Oval
Pride drew with Volcanoes – Kensington Oval
Scorpions lost to Jaguars by 2 wickets – Sabina Park
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
(Scheduled daily start time 10 am, except where indicated in brackets)
Round 9 – January 11 to 14
Pride vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval
Volcanoes vs Red Force – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
Scorpions vs Hurricanes – Sabina Park
Round 10 – January 18 to 21
Jaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)
Pride vs Scorpions – Kensington Oval
Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – Warner Park (2 pm)
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