Pride increases lead on second placed Jaguars

first_imgGuyana Jaguars maintained their second position but Barbados Pride extended their lead after round six of the West Indies Championships. Five-time defending champions, Jaguars earned 18.2 points from their seven-wicket win over the Jamaica Scorpions and now has  79 points while Pride earned 24 points from their 127-run victory against the Windward Islands Volcanoes to move to 108.2 points, extending their lead over the Jaguars to 29.2 points.Scorpions remains third on 61.2 points while Volcanoes are in fourth with 56.8 points. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are two points behind Volcanoes in fifth and the Leeward Islands Hurricanes round out the table with 40.4 points.Veerasammy Permaul’s career best of 15-77 brought his tally of wickets this season to 45.In the wickets column, left-arm spinner, Veerasammy Permaul’s career best of 15 for 77 helped him distance himself from the pack with a tally of 45 wickets, 15 more than Red Force’s Akeal Hosein who is second. Pride duo, Chemar Holder and Keon Harding have 29 and 28 wickets respectively while Hurricane’s Rahkeem Cornwall picked up 10 wickets in the drawn encounter against Red Force to bring his total to 23. Meanwhile, in the runs chart, Kyle Mayers of Pride leads the way with 579 runs following his highest First Class score of 140. Veteran Volcanoes batsman, Devon Smith is second with 495 runs. The pair is followed by Scorpion’s Jermaine Blackwood (450) and Pride’s Shane Moseley (449).Jaguars’ leading run getter is Christopher Barnwell with 376 while Leon Johnson (362) and Chandrapaul Hemraj (329) are the only batsmen with over 300 runs.Round seven begins Thursday with Jaguars hosting Hurricanes at Providence and Pride traveling to Trinidad to play Red Force while Volcanoes invite Scorpions to their home.last_img

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