Al­leyne, Corn­wall lead the way

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

ST JOHN’S, An­tigua, CMC: BARBADIAN LEFT-HAN­DER An­thony Al­leyne and An­tiguan off-spin­ner Rah­keem Corn­wall have dom­i­nated the ag­gre­gates, fol­low­ing the third round of the Re­gional Four­Day Cham­pi­onship.

The 23-year-old Al­leyne, who plays for Bar­ba­dos Pride, has amassed 443 runs from five in­nings so far, with an av­er­age of 88.60.

He has reeled off scores of 19, 84, 88, 186 and 66 to en­ter the first break of the sea­son on a run of four suc­ces­sive scores of over fifty.

Al­leyne, a for­mer West Indies Un­der-19 player who has played just 12 first-class matches, gath­ered his maiden first-class hun­dred against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval in the sec­ond round of matches.

He leads the run-get­ters list ahead of Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons opener John Camp­bell, who has 278 with Barbadian Kyle Hope, who turns out for Red Force, third, with 255 runs.

Corn­wall, mean­while, has al­ready tal­lied 19 wick­ets for Lee­ward Is­lands Hur­ri­canes at an av­er­age of 23.68 to ex­tend his fine form fol­low­ing on from the West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka re­cently.

The right-armer has al­ready picked up two fivewicket hauls this sea­son, in­clud­ing a best of six for 82 against two-time de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Guyana Jaguar at Warner Park in the sec­ond round.

Jaguar left-arm spin­ner Veerasammy Per­maul has 14 wick­ets while Scor­pi­ons cap­tain Nikita Miller, also a left-arm spin­ner, has taken 13.

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