BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Guyana Jaguars moved within touching distance of their fifth successive first class title but Leeward Islands Hurricanes remained hot on their heels, to make the pending climax of the Regional Four-Day Championship a thrilling one.
In the latest point’s standings following the ninth round which concluded Sunday, Jaguars moved to 136 points, a shade over 25 points clear of the Hurricanes on 110.8 points.
Both teams won at the weekend with Jaguars brushing aside Barbados Pride by seven wickets in Georgetown and Hurricanes hammering Jamaica Scorpions by 134 runs in Kingston, also with a day to spare.
However, while Jaguars host Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their final match next weekend, Hurricanes hold the edge with a game in hand. They welcome Windward Islands Volcanoes in the next round but then take on Pride in their outstanding match starting March 14.
Pride, meanwhile, suffered their fourth defeat of the season but remained third on 96 points as Volcanoes failed to capitalise when they suffered a heavy 190-run defeat to Red Force in Kingstown.
Volcanoes are still fourth on 86 but are now only a fraction of a point ahead of Red Force 85.6, while Scorpions’ fifth defeat of the season left them bottom of the standings on 82.4 points.
Scorpions host Pride in the next round.