PCL: Jaguars still on pole after back-to-back defeats
After four victories on the trot to start the season, Guyana Jaguars slipped to two consecutive defeats, an unprecedented occurrence for the Leon Johnson-led four-time defending champions of Cricket West Indies’ Professional Cricket League Regional Four-day championship.
Despite the stumble, the Jaguars remain firmly on top of the points table on 92.2 points, a total that is heavily bolsetered by bonus points.
While they have gained 48 points from the four outright wins, the Jaguars have managed to rake in a whopping 44.2 bonus points, inclusive of 11 batting points, 18 bowling points and 15.2 pace bowling points.
Windward Islands Volcanoes, with three wins and three losses, are in second spot on 69 points, following closely by Leeward Islands Hurricanes on 64.4 points, garnered from three wins and two defeats from five matches.
Barbados Pride, Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force have identical records after five games each, winning two and losing three. However, they are separated based on the number of bonus points they have won.
Pride are fourth on 54.2, Scorpions fifth on 51.2 and Red Force in the cellar position on 50.2.
In the next round of matches, starting February 7, Jaguars will have home advantage against Scorpions at Providence, Pride will be at home to Red Force at Kensington Oval and Hurricanes will travel to take on Volcanoes at Windsor Park.
Guyana Jaguars results this season:
(W) Volcanoes lost to Jaguars by 125 runs – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia
(W) Hurricanes lost to Jaguars by 9 wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
(W) Pride lost to Jaguars by 6 wickets – Kensington Oval, Barbados
(W) Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 8 wickets – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
(L) Jaguars lost to Hurricanes by 2 wickets – Guyana National Stadium
(L) Red Force beat Jaguars by 93 runs – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad