Wallace 50 leads Dynamites past Spanish Town
Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
Former West Indies 'A' leg-spinner Gavin Wallace scored an unbeaten half-century to lead University Dynamites to a Super Over win over title favourites Spanish Town Titans in the Jamaica Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition yesterday at Chedwin Park.
Wallace hit 72 as the Dynamites, batting first, posted 122 for four off 17 overs, as overnight rain forced a delayed start. He was supported by fast bowling all-rounder Ravmon Powell, who made 20.
This was against leg-spinner Odean Brown and left-arm pacer Gavan Brown, who claimed a wicket apiece.
Needing to score just over six runs per over to win, Spanish Town were then restricted to 122 for seven, which sent the game into a Super Over.
Batting all-rounder Pete Salmon led the way for the Titans with 32, while wicketkeeper Darnel McCallum made 31.
Captain Danza Hyatt, eight, and in-form national batsman Brandon King, 10, were among the notable players who failed to make a decent score.
Pacer Derval Green and Michael Bedward ended with identical figures of two for 21.
In the Super Over, Spanish Town batted first and were restricted to six for two, before the Dynamites responded with 10 for one off five balls.
"It was a good, hard fought game, a result we are grateful about," said Dynamites captain Wallace.
"It is our second win in four matches and it has put us in good stead to make the semi-finals, as heading into our final group stage game next week all we need now is a win."
Hyatt, who prior to the game saw his team record three wins in as many matches, and with a victory would have booked an automatic berth in the final, said his team tried.
"The Dynamites played a good game. The total was not a big one, but they defended it well," he said.