JAMAICA Scorpions are expected to have a tough job handling a confident Leeward Islands Hurricanes bunch in this weekend’s ninth-round West Indies four-day cricket match at Sabina Park.

The Scorpions are fifth in the six-team table with 76.4 points, while the Hurricanes are second with 93.4 points, and in with a real shot of denying leaders Guyana Jaguars (117.2) a fifth title in a row.

Barbados Pride are third with 90.6 points, ahead of fourth-place Windward Islands Volcanoes (80) and cellar team Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (67.4 points).

To the advantage of the Hurricanes and the Pride, the Jaguars and the Volcanoes have played eight matches each while all the other teams have played seven.

The Hurricanes coach Winston Benjamin said his team will be looking to avenge the one-wicket loss to the Scorpions in the reverse fixture weeks ago at Warner Park in St Kitts.

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