RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 13, 2015 06:27
In Kingstown, St. Vincent: Judging on recent results, the most competitive contest of the round could emerge, when the Windward Islands Volcanoes meet the Jamaica Franchise at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.
Volcanoes breathed life into their season with a resounding victory over the Red Force in the previous round, at the same time that the Franchisers stumbled when they were dominated by the Jaguars.
Both teams need all the points they could acquire to keep the two front-running sides within reach, so expect a keen affair.
This will be the first time the two sides will meet at Arnos Vale in 15 years, but recent history favours the visitors, since they have won nine of the 20 matches in the same period, including the first round encounter this season on home soil.
Windwards are unchanged, but the Franchisers are the only side this round to make an adjustment, bringing Brandon King in to replace Shacaya Thomas.
Bottom-placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes will be hoping that home advantage will breed success for the first time this season, when they face chart-toppers Guyana Jaguars at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
In Bridgetown, Barbados: The Pride will be looking to collect their fourth straight victory and prove what a difference a format makes when they host long-standing arch-rivals Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Kensington Oval.