St John’s, Antigua – Windward Islands strokemaker Devon Smith is leading the charge to win the Sir Vivian Richards Award for batsman with the most Regional 4 Day runs as he enjoys a bountiful season. He currently tops both the 4 Day and Super50 batting charts.
The 31 year-old Grenadian left handed opener has totalled 456 runs in the 4 Day at an average of 76 while he has added another 203 runs in the Super50 at an average of 67.67.
Guyana’s Leon Johnson is second on the 4 Day batting table with 299 runs (37.38 avg) followed by Barbados’ Kirk Edwards (269 runs, 53.8 avg).
Smith (2), Edwards (2) and Chadwick Walton (1) have all notched hundreds in the 4 day format.
In the Super50 another Grenadian – Andre Fletcher – has second most runs with a total of 171 at an average of 42.75. Smith and Nkrumah Bonner (third most runs with 149, 49.67 avg) have scored the only Super50 centuries.
Smith’s Windward Islands teammate and West Indies off spinner Shane Shillingford has the most wickets in the 4 Day with 24 scalps at an average of 15.67 and a best innings haul of 7 for 63. The bowler with the most wickets at the end of the 4 Day tournament will collect the Courtney Walsh Award.
Next in line are left arm spinners Nikita Miller (19 wickets, 5.95 avg) and Veerasammy Permaul (18 wickets, 21.11 avg).
In the shorter version Combined Campuses and Colleges and former West Indies Under 19 spinner Derone Davis has most wickets. The Trinidadian has bagged 9 wickets from 4 matches with a best for 3 for 31. Next in line are Barbadians Christopher Jordan, Ashley Nurse and Ramon Reifer (8 wickets each). While Jordan and Nurse represent their homeland, Reifer plays for CCC.
Reifer and Trinidad and Tobago’s Yannick Cariah are the only two bowlers to have taken 5 wicket hauls in the Super50 this season.
The top wicketkeepers and catchers this season are as follows:
Wicketkeeper – Derwin Christian (16 dismissals – 14 catches, 2 stumpings)
Fielder – Devon Smith (11 catches)
Wicketkeeper – Carlton Baugh (7 dismissals – 5 catches, 2 stumpings)
Fielder – Samuel Badree/Kyle Corbin (4 catches each)
The 4 Day and Super50 tournaments are on a one week mid-season break. The season resumes on Thursday March 21 with three Super50 matches in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad.
4 Day awards
Headley/Weekes Trophy – Winning team
Sir Vivian Richards Award – Batsman with most runs
Courtney Walsh Award – Bowler with most wickets
Clive Lloyd Award – Fielder with most catches
Malcolm Marshall Award – Top all rounder
Deryck Murray Award – Top wicketkeeper
Andy Roberts Award – Most Promising Fast Bowler