Monday, July 14, 2014

TMP Pacesetters are BCA 40-over champs!


The victorious TMP Pacesetters

The Medical Pavilion Pacesetters are champions of the Bahamas Cricket Association (BCA) 40-over competition. They achieved this feat with an emphatic 141-run defeat of St. Albans in the final on Saturday at the Haynes Oval on Bay Street.

Pacesetters’ triumph was engineered by a sterling all-round performance from Ryan Tappin who hit 88 in his team’s 278 for seven in 40 overs, and captured four wickets for 34 runs as St. Albans fell for 136 in 27. Tappin was supported in the batting department by Renford Davson (51), Donovan Matthews (45), Jonathon Barry (43), and skipper Albert Peters (29), after Pacesetters won the toss and chose to bat. Davson and Matthews posted 100 in 17 overs for the first wicket while the others ensured a solid scoring rate was maintained for the remainder of the innings. For St. Albans medium pacer Leonard Dorsett claimed two wickets for 33 runs from four overs, while left-arm spinner Nankhumar Jagroo had two for 78 from eight. 

St. Albans’ innings was highlighted by Andre Dos Ramos’ 67. His only support however, came from Brent Fullerton who scored 22 in a third wicket stand of 44. Tappin, whose leg-breaks undermined St. Albans’ batting was supported by medium-pacers Lee Melville and Barry who captured two for 40 and two for 45 respectively. 

Saturday’s win means Pacesetters, in their first season in the league, are now double champions after capturing the BCA’s T20 title earlier this year.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pacesetters, St. Alban to meet in BCA final


Pacesetters and St. Alban will meet in the final of the Bahamas Cricket Association’s (BCA) 40-over competition after winning their respective semi-finals over the weekend. Pacesetters cruised past Westerns by four wickets on Saturday, while St. Alban upset highly favoured St. Agnes by 53 runs on Sunday, at Haynes Oval on Bay Street.

Andrew Nash
Pacesetters’ win was accomplished despite a swashbuckling century by Westerns’ Andrew Nash, who slammed seven sixes and nine fours in 104 as his team posted a modest 210 in 33.1 of the allotted 40 overs. His only support came from Orlando Clarke who made 37 in the face of some controlled bowling, led by Lee Melville with three for 38. Mark Levy also claimed three for 49 and Ryan Tappin two for 13. Pacesetters’ reply of 213 for six in 32.1 overs was highlighted by Kevin Surujlal’s 71, and contributions of 29 each from skipper Albert Peters and Jonathon Barry. For Westerns, Nash claimed two for 29, Wycliff Atkinson two for 42 and Gregory Irving two for 49.

Sunday’s game was highlighted by outstanding performances from two teenagers on opposing sides. Eighteen-year-old off-spinner Earl Thomas III grabbed five wickets for 41 runs as St. Agnes dismissed St. Alban for 217 in 38.4 overs. However, 16-year-old left-arm spinner Nankhumar Jagroo responded with four for 51 as St. Agnes, batting one man short, ended on 164 for nine in 32 overs. In the St. Alban innings Julio Jamieson hit 52, Andre Dos Ramos 42 and Brent Fullerton 29 in the face of Thomas’ attack. John Dolphin supported Thomas with two for 37. When St. Agnes batted Turan Brown led the way with 46 while Dolphin made 44 and Jagnauth Jagroo 25. Nankhumar Jagroo, who dismissed both his cousin and Dolphin, was well supported by Dos Ramos with three for 25.

The final is set for Saturday at the same venue. Starting time is 12:00 noon.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pacesetters, Westerns score easy wins in BCA 40-over



Pacesetters and Westerns recorded easy wins as the Bahamas Cricket Association’s (BCA) 40-over league continued over the weekend at the Haynes Oval on Bay Street, New Providence. Pacesetters beat St. Albans by six wickets on Saturday, while Westerns defeated Police by 10 wickets on Sunday.

Brent Fullerton
Pacesetters, rebounding from two consecutive losses, restricted a 10-man St. Albans to 95 for nine in 19.2 overs with only Andre Dos Ramos (32) showing any resistance to Kevin Surujlall’s five for nine and Lee Melville’s two for 17. Pacesetters replied with 96 for four in 17.1 overs. Donovan Matthews top-scored with 38 while Jonathon Barry made 28 not out, and Brent Fullerton claimed three wickets for 25 runs. 

On Sunday, Police crashed to 46 for nine in 14.3 overs. Andrew Nash claimed four wickets for 25 runs and Hamilton Gilliard three for 17. Westerns replied with 50 without loss in 5.1 overs. The not out batsmen were O. Clarke and L. Townsend on 24 and 23 respectively. 

Meanwhile, in the results of other recent matches, St. Agnes beat Westerns by six wickets on June 15; St. Albans beat Westerns by 139 runs on June 6; and St. Agnes beat Pacesetters by eight wickets on May 18. 

On June 15, Westerns were restricted to 156 for nine in 26.2 overs. Hamilton Gilliard made 64 while Jagdesh Jagroo claimed three for 12; his brother Bhumeshwar Jagroo two for 52; and John Dolphin two for 32. In reply St. Agnes reached 158 for 4 from 31.2 overs with Gary Braithwaite hitting 44, Dolphin 39, and Earl Thomas 30. Wycliffe Atkinson claimed two for 21. 

On June 6, St. Albans amassed 342 for nine in their quota of 40 overs. Julio Jameson led the way with 95, while Andre Dos Ramos contributed 72, G. Ganpat 34, and Brent Fullerton 34. Andrew Nash claimed four for 40. Westerns could only muster 203 for eight from 27.5 overs in their reply, mainly through the efforts of Fullerton who captured five wickets for 34 runs. The only resistance came from openers Gregory Irving and Gilliard who made 92 and 27 respectively. 

On May 18, Pacesetters struggled to 149 for nine in 25.4 overs. Surujlall made 36, while Bhumeshwar Jagroo claimed four for 29 and Dolphin two for 21. St. Agnes replied with 151 for two in 26.5. Dolphin and Turan Browne remained unbeaten on 70 and 71 respectively.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Taylors' centuries floor Pacesetters


Brothers Marc and Gregory Taylor hammered centuries to lead Police to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over previously unbeaten Pacesetters in the latest match of the Bahamas Cricket Association 40-over league on Sunday at Haynes Oval.

Gregory Taylor Jr. batting
Gregory Taylor Jr.
Marc scored 129 and Gregory 105 not out in Police’s 286 for two in 26.2 overs after the seven-man Pacesetters accumulated 285 for six in 29.2 of the allotted 30 overs. The pair of left-handers posted 225 for the first wicket before Kevin McInniss contributed an unbeaten 26 to hasten the victory. 

Pacesetters were earlier indebted to scores of 75 from Jonathon Barry, 54 from Kevin Surujlall, 45 from Renford Davson, and 29 from Donovan Matthews for their formidable total, which proved inadequate in the end. Gregory Taylor Jr. was the most successful Police bowler with two for 45. 

Meanwhile, the results of matches over the two previous weekends saw Pacesetters beating St. George by nine wickets on May 3; and St. Agnes defeating Police by 64 runs on April 27. 

An eight-man St. George could only muster 61 for seven in 14.4 overs, with Lee Melville taking three for 29, Jeremy Jesubatham two for one, and Kevin Surujlal two for 22. Pacesetters in reply raced to 64 for 1 in 5.2 overs, with Donovan Matthews making 28. 

In the previous game St. Agnes accumulated 323 for seven in 40 overs. Turan Brown led the way with 85, while Earl Thomas made 63, Jagnauth Jagroo 49 and Gregory Braithwaite 25. Leonard Dorsaint claimed three for 25 for Police whose reply ended at 259 for nine with Rudy Fox hitting 78, C. Brown 33, Kevin McInniss 32, and John Dolphin claiming three for 24. There were also two wickets each for Brown and Jagnauth Jagroo. 

The competition continues this weekend with two matches at the same venue.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Atkinson, Jagroo, Matthews score 100s; Levy takes five in BCA 40-over


Wycliff Atkinson, Jagnauth Jagroo, and Donovan Matthews scored centuries while Mark Levy registered his second five-wicket haul as the Bahamas Cricket Association (BCA) 40-over league continued last weekend at the Haynes Oval on Bay Street. Atkinson’s 113 could not prevent Western going down by seven wickets to Pacesetters, for whom Matthews made 111 and Levy claimed five for 32. Meanwhile Jagroo’s 101, his second ton of the competition, led St. Agnes to a massive 221-run win over St. George.
Bhumeshwar Jagroo during his unbeaten 57

On Sunday, Jagroo led the way in St. Agnes’ 321 for seven in 35 overs. He was supported by his brother Bhumeshwar Jagroo, who scored an unbeaten 57; Derron Cadogan who made 50; and John Dolphin who contributed 43. Orlando Stewart was the most successful bowler for St. George with three for 70, while Mario Ford claimed two for 47. St. George could only muster 100 in 20.4 overs when they replied. Ford hit 31 while Turan Brown claimed four for six, and Dolphin four for 16. 

Saturday’s game saw Western falling for 202 in 30.1 overs despite Atkinson’s innings. His only support came from O. Clarke who made 31 as Levy ran through the middle order after Lee Melville, who claimed two for 37, struck twice in the opening over. In reply, Pacesetters cruised to 204 for three in 22 overs with Matthews leading the way, while Renford Davson and Jonathon Barry supported with 34 and 31 not out respectively. 

The weekend’s results mean Pacesetters is now the only unbeaten team in the league which continues on April 26 after a break for a two-day game over the Easter weekend. The two-day came will see players using a red ball and white clothing, and play starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.