Pride occupy pride of place

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CWI/PCL 4-Day Championships

After mauling Jaguars in 8th round

The Barbados Pride of young lions have decimated the brooding felines known as the Guyana Jaguars, five-time defending champions of the CWI/PCL 4-Day Championships.

The points’ standings following the eighth round

The Pride have surged to 134.8 points to consolidate their position at the zenith of the Professional Cricket League 4-Day tournament’s points table, while the Jaguars have been left in the proverbial dust to lick their wounds and contemplate on what might have been had they put in a better performance.
Bagging 18.8 points from their eighth-round encounter with the Jaguars, the Pride have copped 12 match points for bowling out the home team twice: for 55 and 94; and have also secured 3 first innings’ bowling points, and 3.8 pace bowling points.
A commendable bowling performance on the Jaguars’ part ensured they would pick up the consolation of 3 first innings’ bowling points and 3 pace bowling points for a total allocation of 6 points. The Jaguars now have 91.8 points.
The majestic win that the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force pulled off in the eighth round has propelled them to second place on the points’ table. They obtained 12 match points, along with 5 batting points (maximum), 3 first innings bowling points, and 2.4 pace bowling points, for a 22.4 points’ boost. The Red Force now sit in second place, with 94.6 points to their credit.
The losers in that match, the Windward Islands Volcanoes, bagged only 4.4 points and have slumped to fifth place, after holding the third position at the end of the 7th round.
The Jamaica Scorpions also scored big in the eighth round, copping 23.2 points through the masterclass performance of Jermaine Blackwood et al. They obtained 5 batting points, 3 first innings’ bowling points, 3.2 pace bowling points, and 12 match points for the win. They have thus rocketed to a third position tie with the Guyana Jaguars on 91.8 points.
The Leeward Islands Hurricanes have bagged 4.4 points, which did little to move them from the bottom of the points’ table.
While all regional cricket has been suspended because of fears regarding the coronavirus, the ninth round of the PCL 4-Day tournament will see the Guyana Jaguars taking on the Windward Island Volcanoes at the National Stadium at Providence, while the Jamaica Scorpions would go head-to-head with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park in Jamaica, and the Barbados Pride will battle the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Source Guyana Times

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