Devon Smith; Man of the Moment
St John’s, Antigua – Windward Islands opener Devon Smith has been dominant in the first half of the Regional 4 Day and Super50 tournaments this year.
The 31 year-old Grenadian has captured two 4 Day Man-of-the-Match awards along with one in the Super50 Tournament.
Smith copped his Super50 trophy against Guyana when he led Windwards to a 7 wicket win with an undefeated century.
The left handed strokemaker also collected 4 Day MoM awards against Combined Campuses and Colleges and Trinidad and Tobago. Smith cracked double tons (139 and 106*) against CCC and followed up with 99 against the Trinis.
At the half-way stage of the season Smith has totalled 456 runs in the 4 Day at an average of 76 while he has added another 203 runs in the Super50 at an average of 67.67.
Jamaican left arm spinner Nikita Miller and 20 year-old Trinidadian leg spinner Yannick Cariah are on Smith’s heels with two awards each.
Miller won his two for bowling Jamaica to victory over Barbados and Windwards – both in the longer format. The 30 year old left arm twirler had match hauls of 10 for 67 (v Barbados) and 9 for 46 (v Windwards).
Cariah, a former West Indies Under 19 player, has one each in the 4 Day (3/35 & 3/39 v Leewards) and Super50 (5/44 v Windwards).
The domestic season continues on Thursday with three Super50 matches in Jamaica (Jamaica v Leeward Islands), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago v CCC) and Barbados (Barbados v Windward Islands).
4 Day - Round 1
Barbados v Jamaica – Nikita Miller
Leewards v Guyana – Jahmar Hamilton
Windwards v CCC – Devon Smith
4 Day - Round 2
Windwards v TT – Devon Smith
Barbados v Guyana – Kirk Edwards
4 Day - Round 3
Leewards v TT – Yannick Cariah
CCC v Barbados – Christopher Jordan
Windwards v Guyana – Shane Shillingford
4 Day - Round 4
TT v Guyana – Sunil Narine
Windwards v Jamaica – Nikita Miller
CCC v Leewards – Ryan Austin
Super50 - Round 1
Barbados v Jamaica – Nkrumah Bonner
Leewards v Guyana – Christopher Barnwell
Windwards v CCC – Andre Fletcher
Super50 - Round 2
Barbados v Guyana – Ashley Nurse
CCC v Jamaica – Tamar Lambert
TT v Windwards – Yannick Cariah
Super50 - Round 3
Leeward v TT – Justin Guillen
CCC v Barbados – Ramon Reifer
Guyana v Windwards – Devon Smith
Super50 - Round 4
Guyana v TT – Adrian Barath
Jamaica v Windwards – Danza Hyatt
Leewards v CCC – Shacoya Thomas