Pride take on Scorpions
THE TWO most successful teams in regional first-class cricket – Barbados and Jamaica – will lock horns at Kensington Oval when the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) second Professional Cricket League’s (PCL) bowls off today.
Twenty-two time champions Barbados Pride oppose Jamaica Scorpions, who have been champions on 12 occasions since the start of sponsored four-day tournaments in 1966.
Jamaica hold the edge in the number of championships since the turn of the century, winning seven inclusive of an unprecedented “four-peat”, during the period 2009 to 2012, in comparison to the Bajans’ six.
Barbados also won four consecutive championships but while the Jamaicans were sole winners on each occasion during their successful run, Barbados shared the title with Trinidad and Tobago in 1976 before repeating as champions in 1977, 1978 and 1979.
The Pride will feature five players from the West Indies Test team trounced 2-0 by hosts Sri Lanka in the recently concluded two-match series. (WH)