MERE A prevailed in the closest of the last 16 encounters when the Knutsford and District Amateur League’s Team Knockout Cup got underway last week.

They squeezed past Brook Street B, who enjoyed a 50-point handicap head-start, by a three-point margin at Wilmslow Cons.

Mobberley A, the holders, enjoyed a comfortable victory against Mobberley D while there was a safe passage to the last eight too for Mobberley C and Tatton.

Wilmslow Cons edged a close encounter with Mere C.

In the league, Brook Street A failed to make the most of an opportunity to close a gap to leaders Mobberley A when they lost 5-2 at home to Alderley Union.

Elsewhere Shaw Heath thrashed Mere A, while Tatton prevailed unexpectedly at Mobberley B.

Wilmslow Cons occupy top spot in Division Two following a 5-2 win at Mere C, followed by Mere B who triumphed on aggregate at Brook Street B.

Mobberley D restricted Wilmslow RBL to a single frame during a convincing 6-1 win.


Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League

Week Eight

Division One: Brook St A 2-5 Alderley Union; Mobberley B 2-5 Tatton; Shaw Heath 6-1 Mere A. No game: Mobberley A

Division Two: Brook St B 3-4 Mere B; Mere C 2-5 Wilmslow Cons; Mobberley D 6-1 Wilmslow RBL. No game: Mobberley C

Team Knockout Cup

Last 16 (handicap in brackets)

Wednesday, October 24

Brook Street B (170) 411-414 Mere A (120) (at Wilmslow Cons)

Mere B (150) 419-477 Mobberley C (190) (at Brook Street)

Mobberley D (180) 315-444 Mobberley A (scr) (at Victory Hall)

Shaw Heath (80) 311-372 Brook Street A (20) (at Mere)

Tatton (100) 365-248 Mobberley B (40) (at Shaw Heath)

Wilmslow Cons (140) 460-442 Mere C (200) (at Alderley Union)

Byes to the quarter-finals: Alderley Union, Wilmslow RBL

Draw to be made on Wednesday, December 12