Guyana Jaguars leading PCL 4-day after three rounds

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By Avenash Ramzan

Despite their third round game being severely affected by rain and ending in a dull draw, defending champions Guyana Jaguars have rose to pole position in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League Four-day tournament.

The Guyana Jaguars have a slim lead over Barbados Pride at the completion of three rounds of games. The Jaguars are now on 33.6 points, with Pride right on their backs on 33.4 points.

The Jaguars have so far had a mixed season. Following their win over Jamaica Scorpions in the opening home game two weeks ago, they lost to Leeward Island Hurricanes, who pulled off a record run-chase, while the game against Windward Islands Volcanoes ended in a tame draw after rain wiped out most of the scheduled playing time.

Skipper Leon Johnson and the management would want to correct their mistakes of the past three games and end the first half of the season on a positive note.

Hurricanes, the whipping boys of the last two seasons, are in third spot on 29.4 points, followed by Scorpions on 28.6 points.

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, sporting a revamped team missing all the major stars, are in the penultimate spot on 27 points, with Volcanoes in the rear on 17.6.

The competition will take a break this weekend and resume on December 8 when Jaguars take on Pride in a top-of-the-table clash at Providence. The day/night, pink ball encounter will start at 11:00h on each day.

The following day the other two games will commence with host Jamaica Scorpions playing Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Windward Islands Volcanoes taking on Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Dominica.

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