Guyana Jaguars regain top spot

first_img– Alleyne, Cornwall are top performersAFTER the third round of PCL 4-DAY matches which ended on Tuesday, the Guyana Jaguars regained the top spot with 33.6 points.The Jaguars are closely followed by Barbados Pride with 33.4. Leeward Islands Hurricanes have emerged as a strong force and are in third place with 29.4 points after hugging the bottom of the table for many years. Still, it is a very close race, with six points separating first to fifth.Jamaica Scorpions (28.6), Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (27), while Windward Island Volcanoes are at the bottom with 17.6 points.Meanwhile, Anthony Alleyne and Rahkeem Cornwall are the top performers following the first three rounds.Alleyne, the Barbados Pride left-handed opener, has been the most prolific batsman so far with 443 runs from five innings at an average of 88.60.He entered the first break in the season with four successive scores of 50 runs or more, including a maiden first-class hundred, 186 against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the second round.The 23-year-old Alleyne, a former West Indies Under-19 player, is the only batsman to aggregate more than 300 runs for the season – and only six others – including former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul – have reached the 200-run threshold.Cornwall, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes off-spinner, has been the most successful bowler so far, with 19 wickets at an average of 23.68 runs apiece.The 23-year-old from Antigua and Barbuda has continued in the rich vein of form from the recent West Indies A-Team trip to Sri Lanka, where he was the visitors’ most successful bowler.He has twice captured five wickets or more in an innings twice this season, including a best bowling performance of 6-82 against two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars.There are two more rounds of matches before the Christmas break.last_img

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