CWI Media Release :ST. JOHN’S, Antigua –
The Jaguars are 23 points clear of Leeward Islands Hurricanes, their nearest rivals who still have a mathematical chance of clinching the title,
as they prepare to face a star-studded Barbados Pride
at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground...TODAY
With the Guyana Jaguars having finished their schedule of matches for the season last round
~and accumulated 154.2 points ~
– they have practically claimed the Headley/Weekes Trophy
symbol of West Indies first-class supremacy for a fifth straight season.
It would take miraculously spectacular batting and bowling from the Hurricanes
to gain all the points left on the table : the absolute maximum 24 points and pip the Jaguars for the title by just – 1 point.
And, the Hurricanes should not be ruled out, as they have the batting and bowling to get the job done
plus they are playing their best in almost a decade, are on familiar turf and beat the Pride
in their first match at the start of the season last December, so they would relish a season sweep.
The Hurricanes – trailing by 101 on first innings
– declared their second innings on 83 for 2
about 40 minutes after lunch on the second day of their fourth round match
at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here thus conceding defeat and handing Barbados Pride an innings and 18 runs victory.