Mold’s young cricketers advance to final of Flintshire Knockout

The winning Mold side. Standing L to R: Duane Williams, Matt Skillander, Josh Jones, Isaac Allen, Usman Butt, Ewan Hill, Lewis Pringle. Kneeling L to R: Jon Crane, Richard Deniz, Gareth Davies, George Deniz (capt), George Jones.

Mold Cricket Club reached the Flintshire Knockout final with a 35-run win over Connah’s Quay on Tuesday night.

Put into bat in this all North Wales League Division One battle, Mold amassed 156-6 off their 20 overs, boosted by a first wicket stand of 96 between Usman Butt and Isaac Allen.

Butt made 58 and Allen 51 in a perfect start for the Flintshire side.

Richard Deniz added 14, while Callum Miller picked up 3-28 for the Quay.

In reply, the Deesiders were limited to 121-8, Miller 29, Richard Deniz 2-27.

Mold CC chairman John Williams said: “I am really happy for our first team players to reach the final of the Flintshire Knockout competition. For many of them it will be a first final and I am glad to see them getting recognition as a good, young, up and coming side.

“The competition has been good to us in the past and provided us with some memorable evenings and I know our lads are looking forward to the final.”

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