St John’s, Antigua – Windward Islands opener Devon Smith has been dominant in the first half of the Regional 4 Day and Super50 tournaments this year. The 31 year-old Grenadian has captured two 4 Day Man-of-the-Match awards along with one in the Super50 Tournament.
Smith copped his Super50 trophy against Guyana when he led Windwards to a 7 wicket win with an undefeated century.
The left handed strokemaker also collected 4 Day MoM awards against Combined Campuses and Colleges and Trinidad and Tobago. Smith cracked double tons (139 and 106*) against CCC and followed up with 99 against the Trinis.
At the half-way stage of the season Smith 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.
Jamaican left arm spinner Nikita Miller and 20 year-old Trinidadian leg spinner Yannick Cariah are on Smith’s heels with two awards each.
Miller won his two for bowling Jamaica to victory over Barbados and Windwards – both in the longer format. The 30 year old left arm twirler had match hauls of 10 for 67 (v Barbados) and 9 for 46 (v Windwards).
Cariah, a former West Indies Under 19 player, has one each in the 4 Day (3/35 & 3/39 v Leewards) and Super50 (5/44 v Windwards).
The domestic season continues on Thursday with three Super50 matches in Jamaica (Jamaica v Leeward Islands), Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago v CCC) and Barbados (Barbados v Windward Islands).