|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.