Anybody’s game!: Points table reveals tight race for WI Champs’ title

…Final round bowls off today

The title race is on and very alive, as the 2024 West Indies Championships heads into its 7th and final round today, at venues across the Caribbean. According to the current points table, several teams can likely grab the title in this week’s last gasp, inclusive of defending champions and local franchise, the Guyana Harpy Eagles (GHE).
After six rounds of grueling competition, the Harpy Eagles have moved up one spot (As compared to their 4th place standing after round five) to third place on the points table with 87.2 points; a mere .4 points ahead is second place holder Barbados Pride. The Harpy Eagles jump came compliments of a massive 212- run win on Saturday last against the Jamaican Scorpions.

The West Indies Championships points table after 6 rounds

Barbados Pride also made a massive jump in the sixth round, compliments a 9- wicket trashing of previous table toppers Leeward Islands Hurricanes.
Currently holding the top spot is the Windwards Islands Volcanoes with an even 90 points, having defeated the West Indies Academy by 158 runs in Round 6. The Leeward Islands Hurricanes are not too far behind the top three with 84.6 points, while Trinidad and Tobago Red Force complete the top 5 with 72.8 points.
Jamaica Scorpions and West Indies Academy sit 6th and 7th respectively, while the Combined Campuses and Colleges are languishing at the bottom of the table.
The Harpy Eagles have a sure chance at retaining their Regional 4- Day title, as they come up against the Combined Campuses and Colleges in the final round, beginning at 10:00hrs today at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Ground, St. Augustine Trinidad.
Interestingly, the Hurricanes and Volcanoes will face off in the final round, while Barbados Pride battles the West Indies Academy; giving any of those teams a chance to challenge for the title.
The Hurricanes and Volcanoes will battle at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad, while Pride takes on the Academy at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua. The remaining game will take place at Sabina Park, Jamaica, where the home team Scorpions, locks horns with the T&T Red Force.
As such, this year’s West Indies Championships is set for a nail-biting conclusion this Saturday, April 20, with ‘bonus points’ expected to play a pivotal role in deciding this year’s champions.