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Alleyne, Cornwall lead the way

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM

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 Four-Day 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 five-wicket 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.