Guyana Harpy Eagles aim for momentum as Four-Day Championship resumes

draw against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, a game that was heavily affected by rain at the Conaree Sports Club in St. Kitts.

That was followed by a demoralising 273-run defeat at the hands of Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park, also in St. Kitts.

A change in venue and leadership- from Kevlon Anderson to Tevin Imlach– saw a change in fortunes with the Harpy Eagles completely annihilating West Indies Academy by 221 runs at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua in late February.

The Harpy Eagles return to the same venue for this fourth round game against Barbados Pride, the fast bowling department boosted by the return of the experienced Nial Smith and batting all-rounder Akshaya Persaud getting a recall.

Left-arm spinner Antony Adams and fast bowler Neiland Cadogan were dropped from the third round.

Barbados Pride have also received a boost with West Indies Test pair Jason Holder and Kemar Roach set to play regional First-Class cricket for the first time in four years.

Guyana Harpy Eagles squad: Tevin Imlach (Captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Matthew Nandu, Kevlon Anderson (Vice-Captain), Raymond Perez, Kemol Savory, Kevin Sinclair, Ronaldo Alimohamed, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Isai Thorne, Nial Smith and Akshaya Persaud.

Barbados Pride squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Shaquille Cumberbatch, Shane Dowrich, Chaim Holder, Chemar Holder, Jason Holder, Jair McAllister, Zachary McCaskie, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Jonathan Drakes and Shian Brathwaite.

In the other round four games, the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) will take on Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Trinidad; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will face Windward Islands Volcanoes at Queen’s Park Oval; and Jamaica Scorpions will challenge West Indies Academy at Sabina Park.

After three rounds of play, Volcanoes lead the standing with 62.2 points, followed by Hurricanes (45.6), Pride (43.8), Scorpions (29.6), Red Force (27.6), Harpy Eagles (26.4), West Indies Academy (24) and CCC (14.6).

A summary of the Guyana Harpy Eagles performance so far 

At Conaree: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 215-4 from 81.2 overs (Jason Mohammed 100*, Tion Webster 50; Ronsford Beaton 2-39, Veerasammy Permaul 2-40) vs Guyana Harpy Eagles. Match Abandoned. 

At Warner Park: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 352 all out (Mikyle Louis 113, Jahmar Hamilton 77, Rahkeem Cornwall 54; Ronaldo Alimohamed 5-69) and 295 all out from 69.4 overs (Mikyle Louis 130, Keacy Carty 34, Colin Archibald 31; Kevlon Anderson 5-57, Ronaldo Alimohamed 2-66) beat Guyana Harpy Eagles 188 all out (Ronaldo Alimohamed 41, Veerasammy Permaul 34, Kevin Sinclair 29; Daniel Doram 4-40, Jeremiah Louis 3-42) and 186 all out from 84.3 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 47, Veerasammy Permaul 30, Kevlon Anderson 26; Cornwall 6-61, Doram 2-48) by 273 runs

At Coolidge: Guyana Harpy Eagles 175 all out from 54.4 overs (Ronaldo Alimohamed 30*, Matthew Nandu 28, Tevin Imlach 24, Kevin Sinclair 24, Joshua James 4-43, Johann Layne 2-27, Joshua Bishop 2-31, Ashmead Nedd 1-22) and 415-7 declared from 112.1 overs (Kevin Sinclair 165*, Kemol Savory 58, Kevlon Anderson 49, Ronaldo Alimohamed 31, Veerasammy Permaul 29*, Tevin Imlach 29; Ashmead Nedd 5-97) beat West Indies Academy 162 all out from 49 overs (Rashawn Worrell 58, Joshua Bishop 51; Kevin Sinclair 4-45, Veerasammy Permaul 3-15, Gudakesh Motie 3-31) and 207 all out from 49.5 overs (Jordan Johnson 54, Carl Bowen-Tuckett 43; Ashmead Nedd 26, Isai Thorne 4-49, Kevin Sinclair 2-30, Veerasammy Permaul 2-48) by 221 runs