Unbeaten Jaguars top standings ahead of third round

Tagenarine Chanderpaul is flanked by his teammates after taking a smart catch to dismiss Jamaica Scorpions skipper Paul Palmer in the opening round match. (Orlando Charles Photo)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Three-time reigning champions, Guyana Jaguars, are already beginning to pull away from the pack, after just two rounds of the 2017 Regional Four-Day Championship.

Following the latest round of matches, Jaguars lead the six-team standings with 40.4 points, already nearly 10 points clear of Leeward Islands Hurricanes in second on 30.6.

Jaguars opened the season by beating Jamaica Scorpions by 263 runs at the Guyana National Stadium last month and followed up with a seven-wicket victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes inside three days at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet last weekend.

At this stage last season, Jaguars lay third on 24 points but just off leaders Barbados Pride by four-tenths of a point.

Jaguars will back themselves to extend their winning start when they face Hurricanes at Warner Park in St Kitts, in the third round bowling off November 9.

Hurricanes have made a strong start to the season, drawing with Windward Islands Volcanoes in their opening game in St George’s before thumping Pride by an innings and four runs in Bridgetown.

Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force lie third on 19.4 points following stalemates in their opening games while Pride are fourth with 14 points.

Scorpions are fifth on 12.4 and Volcanoes bottom on 10.6.

In the next round, Scorpions host Pride in a day/night affair at Sabina Park while Red Force welcome Volcanoes to Queen’s Park Oval.

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