RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 20, 2015 06:51
One of the oldest rivalries in Caribbean sport will take centre stage, when reigning champions and second-placed Barbados Pride host front-runners Guyana Jaguars in the key match of the seventh round in the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament, starting on Friday at Kensington Oval.
The two sides will keep a very close eye on developments at the Beausejour Cricket Ground which the struggling Leeward Islands Hurricanes will use as their home venue against regular home team and third-placed Windward Islands Volcanoes.
The other contest in the round brings together two teams that promised much before the season, but have lacked consistency, when Jamaica Franchise host Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park.
The Hurricanes are fighting to avoid their seventh straight defeat this season.
The Volcanoes, on the other hand, have hit a purple patch and have now become the side to watch and will be looking for their third straight victory in an effort to keep the pressure up under the two front-runners.
Results between the two sides have been pretty much even in their last nine matches, but the Volcanoes on form and their crushing nine-wicket victory in the third round last November in Grenada have the edge and will want a similar outcome.
The Volcanoes squad is unchanged, but the Hurricanes have brought Yannick Leonard, Steve Liburd and Lyndell Richardson in to replace Colin Hamer, Montcin Hodge and Hayden Walsh Jr in a bid to jump-start their batting.