Four-Day: Victorious Harpy Eagles inch closer to leaders Barbados Pride
Guyana Harpy Eagles are still fourth on the updated points table after the conclusion of Round Three of the Cricket West Indies Four-Day Championship, but have managed to reduce the gap with table-toppers Barbados Pride to just 5.8 points.
Pride are still in first with 47.2 points, while the Eagles have 41.4 points.
Heading into Round Three, Harpy Eagles were 20.6 points behind Pride, but after the thrilling five-wicket victory on Saturday at the Queen’s Park Oval, the title race has gotten much closer.
For the Guyanese franchise, to accomplish the goal of a sixth title in seven seasons of the Professional Cricket League, they would need to win their remaining two matches, and hope other results go in their favour.
Both Pride and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force lost their third-round matches and their first loss for this season meant they did not pick up many points.
Red Force lost to Leeward Hurricanes by 187 runs and have dropped to third place with 43.0 points, while Hurricanes have popped into second with 46.4 points.
The fourth round starts on May 25 and Harpy Eagles will head to Diego Martin Sports Complex to play Jamaica Scorpions (29.6 points), while Pride and Red Force battle at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy and Hurricanes face the bottom-placed Windward Volcanoes (15.6 points) at the Queen’s Park Oval.