Jaguars remain table leaders despite 2 losses

2018-2019 CWI Regional 4-Day Tournament…
– Devon Smith, Permaul top respective charts

The Guyana Jaguars remain at the top of the table despite suffering defeats in the fifth and sixth-round matches of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional 4-Day Tournament.
On the verge of their fifth consecutive title at this level, Jaguars are leading the points table with 92 points. Jaguars will be eying a rebound in the seventh round as they are ahead by 23 points from second-place Windward Islands Volcanoes.
Jaguars have 18 bowling points and 11 batting points after playing six matches; registering four wins and suffering two defeats. Volcanoes are in second position with 69 points with three wins and three losses. The Leeward Islands Hurricanes are in third position after playing five matches – recording three wins and two losses – with 64.4 points.
Barbados Pride are in fourth position with 54.2 points while Jaguars’ next opponent, Jamaica Scorpions are in fifth position with 51.2 points. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are in sixth position with 50.2 points, recording two wins in the five matches they played.
After the sixth-round clash, Devon Smith is the top batsman with 555 runs in five matches at a formidable average of 61.66, with a high score of 199. Montcin Hodge is in second position in the batting charts with 473 runs averaging 52.55 in the five matches he played. Kirk Edwards (418) and Chadwick Walton (403) are the other batsmen with over 400 runs in the season thus far.
In the bowling department, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament after six rounds with 29 wickets. Giant off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall is second on the charts with 27 wickets, Imran Khan has 25 and Nikita Miller has 24 wickets in the spin-dominant bowling chart. Romario Shepherd and Keemo Paul are the leading fast bowlers after six rounds with 21 wickets and 20 respectively. (Brandon Corlette)