ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The final phase of the 2018-19 West Indies Championship begins when the eighth round of matches start tomorrow. Front-runners Guyana Jaguars will be aiming to put their hands firmly on the Headley/Weekes Trophy, the symbol of supremacy in the Championship, for the fifth straight season, when they travel to face Jamaica Scorpions in the key match of the round at Sabina Park.
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At the same time – Leeward Islands Hurricanes will be seeking to stay in the hunt, in the event of a Jags slip-up, when they meet Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Warner Park.
And, Windward Islands Volcanoes will be looking to complete the season sweep against Barbados Pride at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.
Scorpions vs Jaguars in Kingston, Jamaica
The Jags will be aiming to collect a bag of points, extend their lead and put themselves out of reach of the chasing pack.
In the previous round of matches when the two sides faced each other, the Jaguars coasted to a seven-wicket victory to break a losing streak.
They will be hoping to find the same form and complete the season sweep in their opponents’ backyard.
SCORPIONS (from) – Paul Palmer (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Dennis Bulli, Akim Frazer, Assad Fudadin, Derval Green, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Jerome Taylor, Aldaine Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Kenroy Williams, Oraine Williams
IN–Frazer; OUT–Rovman Powell
JAGUARS (from) – Leon Johnson (captain), Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Bramble, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Keon Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano, Raymon Reifer, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Vishaul Singh
UMPIRES – Patrick Gustard, Zahid Bassarath (Trinidad & Tobago)
MATCH REFEREE – Denovan Hayles
RESERVE UMPIRE – Christopher Wright
Hurricanes vs Red Force in Basseterre, St. Kitts
Hurricanes logged a confidence-boosting victory over Volcanoes in the previous round in a low-scoring affair, at the same time that Red Force were upstaged by an outstanding hundred from Jonathan Carter that led the Pride to a stunning, come-from-behind victory.
When the two sides met earlier in the season, Hurricanes claimed a big win on their opponents’ turf and will be seeking a season sweep against Red Force.
HURRICANES (from) – Kieran Powell (captain), Sheno Berridge, Quinton Boatswain, Nelson Bolan, Keacy Carty, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Damion Jacobs, Alzarri Joseph, Jaison Peters, Devon Thomas, Terance Warde
IN–Joseph; OUT–Kian Pemberton
RED FORCE (from) – Denesh Ramdin (captain), Yannic Cariah, Bryan Charles, Joshua Da Silva, Imran Khan, Jason Mohammed, Khary Pierre, Jeremy Solozano, Odean Smith, Anderson Phillip, Lendl Simmons, Daniel St. Clair, Tion Webster
IN–Webster; OUT–Ravi Rampaul
UMPIRES – Johnathan Blades (Barbados), Jacqueline Williams (Jamaica)
MATCH REFEREE – Stewart Rawlins
RESERVE UMPIRE – Shannon Crawford (Guyana)
Volcanoes vs Pride in Arnos Vale, St. Vincent
The two sides had contrasting results in the previous round with Volcanoes losing and Pride winning.
But the Volcanoes may hold the psychological edge over the Pride, after they went to their opponents’ territory and cruised to a major win.
Volcanoes too, will be looking to complete a season sweep against a side with whom they have had some titanic battles.
VOLCANOES (from) – Sunil Ambris (captain), Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Larry Edward, Tarryck Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Ray Jordan, Obed McCoy, Kimani Melius, Denis Smith, Devon Smith, Emmanuel Stewart, Josh Thomas
IN–Melius, Stewart; OUT–Kirk Edwards, Delorn Johnson
PRIDE (from) – Jonathan Carter (captain), Rashidi Boucher, Miguel Cummins, Jonathan Drakes, Chemar Holder, Aaron Jones, Nicholas Kirton, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley, Ashley Nurse, Shamar Springer, Kevin Stoute, Tevyn Walcott
IN–Brooks, Harding, Holder, Warrican; OUT–Jonathan Drakes, Chemar Holder, Ashley Nurse, Kevin Stoute
UMPIRES – Deighton Butler, Christopher Taylor (Jamaica)
MATCH REFEREE – Michael Ragoonath (Trinidad & Tobago)
RESERVE UMPIRE – Roger Davis
OFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS
Following are the Official Points Standings in the 2018-19 West Indies Championship after the seventh round of matches.
Abbreviations: PTS-total points, M-matches, W-won, L-lost, D-drawn, T-tied, NR-no result, 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||112.4||7||5||2||0||0||0||0||0||14||21||17.4|
|2. Leewards Hurricanes||83.2||6||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||9||17||9.2|
|3. Windwards Volcanoes||75||7||3||4||0||0||0||0||0||9||20||10|
|4. Barbados Pride||73.6||6||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||10||15||12.6|
|5. Jamaica Scorpions||59||6||2||4||0||0||0||0||0||8||17||10|
|6. T&T Red Force||58.8||6||2||4||0||0||0||0||0||8||17||9.8|
Following are the lists of the most prolific batsmen and most successful bowlers in the 2018-19 West Indies Championship after the sixth 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, 5w-five wickets or more in an innings, 10w-10 wickets or more in a match
|1. Devon Smith (Volcanoes)||6||12||1||621||199||56.45||2||1|
|2. Montcin Hodge (Hurricanes)||6||12||1||534||158||48.54||2||3|
|3. Jonathan Carter (Pride)||6||12||2||487||149*||48.70||1||4|
|4. Chadwick Walton (Scorpions)||6||12||0||443||125||36.91||1||2|
|5. Tagenarine Chanderpaul (Jaguars)||7||14||3||436||117*||39.63||1||1|
|1. Rahkeem Cornwall (Hurricanes)||5||230.5||530||36||6-70||14.72||2||1|
|2. Veerasammy Permaul (Jaguars)||7||279.5||717||33||5-57||21.72||1||0|
|3. Imran Khan (Red Force)||6||208.5||615||26||7-47||23.65||2||1|
|4. Nikita Miller (Scorpions)||3||169.4||392||24||7-87||16.33||3||2|
|5. Romario Shepherd (Jaguars)||7||194||530||24||4-36||22.08||0||0|
RESULTS OF MATCHES
Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9
Volcanoes lost to Jaguars by 125 runs – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia
Pride lost to Hurricanes by 34 runs – Three Ws Oval, Barbados
Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16
Pride beat Scorpions by 41 runs – Three Ws Oval
Hurricanes lost to Jaguars by 9 wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
Red Force lost to Volcanoes by 76 runs – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Friday, January 4 to Monday, January 7
Scorpions lost to Volcanoes by 5 wickets – Sabina Park, Jamaica
Red Force lost to Hurricanes by 245 runs – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Pride lost to Jaguars by 6 wickets – Kensington Oval, Barbados
Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, January 13
Scorpions lost to Red Force by 157 runs – Sabina Park
Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 8 wickets – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
Thursday, January 17 to Sunday, January 20
Jaguars lost to Hurricanes by 2 wickets – Guyana National Stadium
Red Force lost to Pride by 7 wickets – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Volcanoes lost to Scorpions by 4 wickets – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3
Hurricanes lost to Scorpions by 1 wicket – Warner Park, St. Kitts
Red Force beat Jaguars by 93 runs – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
Pride lost to Volcanoes by 8 wickets – Kensington Oval
Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10
Jaguars beat Scorpions by 7 wickets – Guyana National Stadium
Pride beat Red Force by 4 wickets – Kensington Oval
Volcanoes lost to Hurricanes by 12 runs – Windsor Park, Dominica
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
(All matches start at 10 am daily, except where indicated)
Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17
Red Force vs Scorpions – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17
Hurricanes vs Pride – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground
Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24
Hurricanes vs Red Force – Warner Park
Scorpions vs Jaguars – Sabina Park
Volcanoes vs Pride – Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent
Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3
Scorpions vs Hurricanes – Sabina Park
Jaguars vs Pride – Guyana National Stadium
Volcanoes vs Red Force – Arnos Vale Sports Complex
Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10
Scorpions vs Pride – Sabina Park
Jaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (2 pm start daily)
Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground