LEAGUE champions Jolly Butcher blasted past the Cringlewood with an emphatic 6½-½ victory in the first round of the Team Knockout competition.

The Central A team had a close match against British Rail, Central sealing a 5-2 win after some fantastic darts.

Timperley Cons beat Station 6-1 to progress to the next round, while Budenburgs won 5-2 at Central B.

Carl Bailey got Central B off to a good start, taking the first game before Budenburgs hit back with wins of their own from Will Morris, Jeff Talbot and Jason Hall.

In the semi-finals, Timperley Cons take on Jolly Butcher and Central A face Budenburgs.