TOFT'S cricketers made home advantage count when they progressed to the next stage of a national knockout competition on Sunday.

The Knutsford side recorded convincing wins against Prestwich and Menai Bridge, the latter by a huge 159-run margin, to keep alive their hopes of winning the ECB National Club T20.

A stunning display in the field saw them skittle the North Wales League outfit for 48 in the ninth over.

Tom Forster (2-19), Andrew Jackson (2-11), James Scott (2-7) and Will Dunkerley (2-4) joined forces to leave their opponents, who had eliminated Checkley earlier in the afternoon, unable to respond.

Jimmy Lomas' men had put 207-6 on the board after losing the toss, a third-wicket stand between James Drummond (44) and Jackson (87 off 47 balls) worth 120 runs helping them to recover from a slow start at the crease.

Ed Stubbs plundered six maximums to reach 44 off just 11 balls to swell the home team's tally late on.

It had been a closer affair when they prevailed earlier by five wickets against Prestbury.

Their opponents posted 144-7, boosted by a 66-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Lee Dale (23) and Sam Holden (51).

Jackson took 2-23, while Lomas weighed in with 2-25.

Three batsmen were run out.

Toft made it to their target with plenty to spare, Henry Hughes (16) and Jackson (65 off 43 balls) steering them initially out of danger after coming together at 9-2.

Scott (27) added 62 runs with the latter before Stubbs (27no) took his side to 145-5 in the 18th over.

Their reward will be to contest a quarter-final at Ormskirk on Sunday week, August 18.