WINSFORD are into the quarter-finals of the Mid-Cheshire Table Tennis League’s handicap knockout competition.

Their 5-4 victory over Sticklebacks in the Mike Johns Memorial tournament was the pick of the first-round ties, with Garry Owen starring with three victories and one each for Andy Beswick and John Mullins.

Lostock Smashers also picked up an impressive 5-3 victor over Division One side George Abbotts Butchers while Raptors beat Victoria Club’s seconds 5-1, with two wins each for Alan Darlington and Chris Snape.

Lemmings beat Bears 5-1 while Victoria Club firsts, Romans, Vikings and Hawks all advanced after their ties were conceded by the opposition.

The quarter finals will be played week commencing March 23.

Mike Johns Memorial Handicap Knockout, quarter final draw: Victoria Club v Romans, Lemmings v Smashers, Vikings v Raptors, Hawks v Winsford