Regional 4-Day Tournament Round 6
WICB Media Release.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Three of the top-four teams in this year’s Regional 4-Day Tournament will be looking to use the sixth round of matches, starting on Friday, to formalise a place in the semi-finals.
With the top four teams qualifying for the semi-finals, second-placed Windward Islands, third-placed Trinidad & Tobago and fourth-placed Jamaica will all be seeking to take advantage of reigning champions and current leaders Barbados having a bye week.
Of the three, Windwards will be under the most pressure, when they play Combined Campuses & Colleges at the Arnos Vale Multiplex in St. Vincent.
This will be the Windwards’ final match of the preliminary competition and the number three will be extra special for them, as they chase their third straight victory this season and in R4D matches against their opponents.
The home team suffered a huge setback on the eve of the match, when champion off-spinner Shane Shillingford was ruled out with a side strain.
CCC have reasons to approach the contest with vigour. First, they can take heart in knowing they landed a 155-run victory five years ago, on the previous occasions the two sides met at this match venue.
Secondly, success in this match – and against Jamaica in the final round next weekend on home soil – with a healthy dose of batting and bowling points – could enhance their chances of sneaking into the semi-finals, especially if the Jamaicans continue to flounder.
T&T got their season back on track with a resounding victory over the CCC in the previous round and will be looking to stay on course, when they host Jamaica at Queen’s Park Oval.
T&T broke a six-year spell of Jamaican dominance over them with a tense victory in the semi-finals last year and they will be aiming to keep that streak going.
Jamaica have been derailed by two straight defeats in their previous two matches and will be desperate to win and safeguard a place in the top-four. They have had limited success in their last fourth matches in T&T, winning just once, two years ago.
Leeward Islands and Guyana are virtually out of contention for a place in the semi-finals and most the players will be using their match at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground to enhance their reputation.
Indeed, wicketkeeper/batsman Devon Thomas did just that in the previous round, when he wrote his name in the modern R4D record books, which date back to 1966.
The 24-year-old Antiguan, standing in place of the injured Jahmar Hamilton, surged past 100 dismissals in first-class matches, when he established a new record of 11 for the most dismissals in an R4D match by any wicketkeeper, stumping Shane Shillingford in the Windward Islands second innings.
He eclipsed the previous record of 10 dismissals held by former Barbados captain and West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Courtney Browne, now a member of the West Indies Cricket Board’s selection panel.
Thomas had equalled the record of six for the most dismissals in an innings by a Leeward Islands wicketkeeper, when he caught Tyrone Theophile, the last wicket in the Windward Islands first innings.
On a wider scale, Leewards have won just one match against the Guyanese since the turn of the century, five years ago in Nevis, and last year, conceded a first innings points before earning a hard-fought draw at this same match venue here.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (from): Rayad Emrit (captain), Jonathan Augustus, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Amit Jaggernauth, Ricky Jaipaul, Stephen Katwaroo, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Richards
JAMAICA (from): Tamar Lambert (captain), Carlton Baugh Jr, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Odean Brown, Brian Buchanan, John Campbell, Jon-Ross Campbell, Nicholson Gordon, Damion Jacobs, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Jerome Taylor
WINDWARD ISLANDS (from): Liam Sebastien (captain), Sunil Ambris, Miles Bascombe, Alston Bobb, Romel Currency, Lindon James, Delorn Johnson, Keddy Lesporis, Mervin Matthew, Nelon Pascal, Kenroy Peters, Devon Smith, Tyrone Theophile
COMBINED CAMPUSES & COLLEGES (from): Steven Jacobs (captain), Ryan Austin, Kyle Corbin, Akeem Dewar, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Jermaine Levy, Paul Palmer, Floyd Reifer, Raymon Reifer, Shacaya Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Jomel Warrican
LEEWARD ISLANDS (from): Kieran Powell (captain), Quinton Boatswain, Jahmar Hamilton, Yannick Leonard, Javier Liburd, Anthony Martin, Jaison Peters, Orlando Peters, Akeem Saunders, Devon Thomas, Gavin Tonge, Kelbert Walters, Tonito Willett
GUYANA (from): Leon Johnson (captain), Ronsford Beaton, Anthony Bramble, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Assad Fudadin, Trevon Griffith, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Raun Johnson, Keon Joseph, Amir Khan, Zaheer Mohamed, Veerasammy Permaul
OFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After the fifth round)
Abbreviations: Pts-total points, M-matches, W-won, L-lost, D-drawn, Bat-batting points, Bowl-bowling points, RPW-Aggregate runs/wickets taken
Ryan Austin has taken 290 wickets for Barbados and Combined Campuses & Colleges and requires 10 to capture 300 wickets in the Regional 4-Day Tournament.
Darren Bravo of Trinidad & Tobago has scored 3,824 runs and requires 176 to score 4,000 in his overall first-class career
Shivnarine Chanderpaul has scored 4,696 runs and requires 304 runs to become the first player from Guyana to score 5,000 runs in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
Kyle Corbin of Combined Campuses & Colleges has scored 1,900 runs and requires 100 to score 2,000 in his first-class career
Tamar Lambert of Jamaica has scored 3,986 runs and requires 14 runs to score 4,000 in his first-class career. He has also scored 3,834 runs and requires 166 runs to score 4,000 for Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament.
Nikita Miller has taken 264 wickets and requires 1 to become the leading bowler for Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
Raymon Reifer of Combined Campuses & Colleges has scored 929 runs and requires 71 to score 1,000 in his first-class career
Liam Sebastien of Windward Islands has taken 98 wickets and requires 2 to capture 100 in his overall first-class career
Shane Shillingford of Windward Islands has taken 394 wickets and requires 6 to capture 400 in his overall first-class career
Shacaya Thomas of Combined Campuses & Colleges has scored 967 runs and requires 33 to score 1,000 in his first-class career
RESULTS OF MATCHES
Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 3
Windward Islands beat Barbados by 9 wickets – Beausejour Cricket Ground, St. Lucia
Jamaica beat Guyana by 7 wickets – Sabina Park, Jamaica
Saturday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 4
Leeward Islands beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by 72 runs – Warner Park, St. Kitts
Friday, March 7 to Monday, March 10
Trinidad & Tobago beat Windward Islands by 186 runs – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
Guyana lost to Barbados by 136 runs – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
Leeward Islands lost to Jamaica by 3 wickets – Warner Park
Thursday, March 13 to Sunday, March 16
Guyana drew with Windward Islands – Guyana National Stadium
Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17
Combined Campuses & Colleges drew with Barbados – Three Ws Oval, Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago beat Leeward Islands by an innings and 107 runs – Queen’s Park Oval
Friday, March 21 to Monday, March 24
Combined Campuses & Colleges beat Guyana by 7 wickets – Three Ws Oval
Jamaica lost to Windward Islands by 3 wickets – Sabina Park
Barbados beat Trinidad & Tobago by an innings and 60 runs – Kensington Oval, Barbados
Friday, March 28 to Monday, March 31
Jamaica lost to Barbados by 245 runs – Sabina Park
Trinidad & Tobago beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by 10 wickets – Queen’s Park Oval
Windward Islands beat Leeward Islands by 197 runs – Queen’s Park, Grenada
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
(All scheduled start times are local times; NOTE–Jamaica is 1 hour behind the Eastern Caribbean)
Friday, April 4 to Monday, April 7
Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica – Queen’s Park Oval (10 am daily)
Windward Islands vs Combined Campuses & Colleges – Arnos Vale Multiplex, St. Vincent (10 am daily)
Leeward Islands vs Guyana – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (10 am daily)
Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14
Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago – Guyana National Stadium (10 am daily)
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (10 am daily)
Combined Campuses & Colleges vs Jamaica – Three Ws Oval (10 am daily)
Saturday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 22
Semi-final 1: 1st vs 4th – To be hosted in the territory of 1st
Semi-final 2: 2nd vs 3rd – To be hosted in the territory of 2nd
Friday, April 25 to Monday, April 28
Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2 – To be hosted by higher placed team from the preliminary round
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WICB Media Release.