– Edwards, Bramble, Miller, Permaul leading performers
After the completion of four rounds in the ongoing CWI Regional 4-Day tournament, Guyana Jaguars remain the dominant force, leading the points table with 80.2 points. Having played four matches, the Jaguars have registered four wins; defeating Volcanoes by 125 runs in the first round, and outplaying Leewards Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets.
In the third round, Jaguars stopped a star-studded Barbados Pride team, winning by six wickets and defeating Volcanoes by eight wickets in the fourth round. Guyana Jaguars have 11 batting points and 12 bowling points in their successful
Regional 4-Day campaign.
Fresh from a hundred against the Guyana Jaguars, Volcanoes captain Kirk Edwards, with 344 runs, is the leading run scorer after four rounds. He has an average of 43, including one century and two half-centuries, and has recorded his highest score of 139 in Guyana.
With two centuries in four innings in the Regional 4-Day tournament, Anthony Bramble is second on the batting charts with 327 runs at a staggering average of 109, striking at a healthy 77.30. Bramble also has seven sixes, second to his teammate Clinton Pestano’s nine sixes, in the first four rounds.
The 31-year-old Montcin Hodge, who plays county cricket in England and represents Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Regional 4-Day tournament, is third on the batting charts. This solid right handed opener is knocking on the Windies selectors’ doors with his 327 runs scored in three matches at an averaging at 65.40, his highest score being 158.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who has 300 runs in four matches, is in number four position on the batting charts with an average of 60; his highest score has so far
Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller leads the bowling charts with 24 wickets, while fellow
left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul has 23 wickets. With a bowling average of 22.21, Permaul has one five-wicket haul, with his best being 5-57.
Imran Khan is in third position with 18 wickets, while the suspended Shillingford has 17 wickets. Alzari Joseph is the leading fast bowler with 15 wickets, and Guyanese paceman Romario Shepherd has 14 wickets. Shepherd has an average of 22.14, with his best bowling figure being 4-36, after four matches. Keemo Paul (10) Clinton Pestano (10) and Motie (08) are among the wickets after the fourth round of play in the Cricket West Indies Regional 4-Day tournament. (Brandon Corlette)