Peter Wright joins MVG, Michael Smith and Gerwyn Value out of the match I We’re again for extra World Matchplay on Thursday on the iconic Winter Gardens as 32 of the world’s prime stars battle it out for the Phil Taylor Trophy – stay on Sky Sports activities Motion
Final Up to date: 19/07/23 10:22pm
World No 2 Peter Wright grew to become the most recent high-profile identify to exit this yr’s World Matchplay in Blackpool after struggling a shock defeat to Ryan Searle on Wednesday.
The 2021 champion, who has flown below the radar forward of this yr’s match, has endured a troublesome interval on the board and it continued with an 11-8 defeat to ‘Heavy Metallic’ Searle on the Winter Gardens.
Wright joined reigning champion Michael van Gerwen, world No 1 Michael Smith and final yr’s runner-up Gerwyn Value in crashing out of the match.
World Matchplay Second Spherical: Wednesday, July 19
|Brendan Dolan||1-11||Damon Heta|
|Jonny Clayton||11-6||Dimitri Van den Bergh|
|Peter Wright||8-11||Ryan Searle|
|Luke Humphries||vs||Dirk van Duijvenbode|
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Somerset star Searle, who had by no means gained a recreation on the Matchplay and never crushed Wright on TV, opened up a 63 lead earlier than sinking a 107 checkout to maneuver 8-4 up.
Searle then pinned a powerful 112 to ensure a brand new identify on the Phil Taylor Trophy this yr.
Searle will tackle seventh seed Jonny Clayton who bossed 2020 winner Dimitri Van den Bergh for an emphatic 11-6 victory as ‘The Ferret’ reeled within the Huge Fish for a 3-1 lead earlier than successful seven of the following 9 legs to storm into the quarter-finals.
At 4-4, the Welshman took out a 13 and 14 darter en path to an 8-4 benefit earlier than touchdown a scintillating 156 for a 9-5 lead.
The 48-year-old former Premier League and World Grand Prix champion struck with a 126 in a superb 12-dart leg to maneuver one away from victory and he quickly wrapped issues up by pinning double eight.
Within the night’s curtain-raiser Brendan Dolan was unable to proceed his giant-killing run having dumped out defending champion Michael van Gerwen on Sunday night time.
The Northern Irishman was on the receiving finish of an 11-1 tonking from Australian No 1 Damon Heta, who continued sporting a saggy inexperienced cap and his cricket bat for his Ashes-inspired walk-on on the Empress Ballroom.
World Matchplay Quarter-Finals: Thursday, July 20
|Joe Cullen||vs||Daryl Gurney|
|Chris Dobey||vs||Nathan Aspinall|
Within the ultimate match of the night time, Luke Humphries and final remaining Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode collide in an explosive last-16 conflict, in a repeat of July’s European Darts Matchplay decider.
We’re again for extra World Matchplay motion on the iconic Winter Gardens on Thursday at 7pm because the world’s prime stars battle it out for the Phil Taylor Trophy – stay on Sky Sports activities Motion.