Jaguars, Hurricanes in final showdown
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Guyana Jaguars will formalise regaining the Headley/Weekes Trophy, symbol of supremacy, for a third straight season, when they face Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the final match of the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament, starting tomorrow at the Guyana National Stadium.
The match will be the only contest this week, since it was rescheduled from the ninth round, due to the staging of the three One-day Internationals between West Indies and Pakistan erlier this month at the same venue.
The Jaguars effectively wrapped up the title last weekend, when they crushed the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the 10th round of matches by an innings and 122 runs at the same venue, so this weekend’s game will be to practically put the icing on another successful campaign following the long, gruelling season.
Stuck in the craw of the home team will be the highest successful run chase ever in the modern era of R4Day which the visitors achieved in the second round of matches last November which was only the third victory for the Hurricanes over their opponents since the turn of the century.
Jaguars having won the last two matches between the two sides at the Guyana National Stadium also fortifies their tag as favourites for the contest.
Guyana Jaguars vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes
(AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM, GUYANA)
GUYANA JAGUARS (from): Leon Johnson (captain), Anthony Adams, Anthony Bramble, Rajindra Chandrika, Assad Fudadin, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Steven Jacobs, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano, Raymon Reifer, Bhaskar Yadram
IN-Adams, Reifer, OUT-Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd
LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES (from): Rahkeem Cornwall (captain), Elvin Berridge, Jason Campbell, Kacey Carty, Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Jeremiah Louis, Jermaine Otto, Sherwin Peters, Akeem Saunders, Jacques Taylor, Gavin Tonge
IN-Cornwall, Hamilton, OUT-Nkrumah Bonner, Jaeel Clarke,
UMPIRES: Nigel Duguid, Danesh Ramdhanie (Trinidad & Tobago)
MATCH REFEREE: Colin Stuart
RESERVE UMPIRE: Ryan Banwarie
OFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS
Following are the Official Points Standings after the 10th round of matches in the 2016-17 Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament, but excluding the rescheduled ninth round match between the Jaguars and Hurricanes.
Abbreviations: Pts-total points, M-matches, W-won, L-lost, T-tied, I-incomplete match, 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