Irish pair advance as Lewis calls Wright a “cheater”


Daryl gurney and Brendan Dolan won the second round of the Ladbrokes Players Championship final on Saturday, while Adrien lewis accused Peter Wright of being a “cheater” in his loss at Minehead.

Dolan knocked out world champion Gerwyn Price 10-8 and will now meet Joao De Sousa in the last eight, the Portuguese having beaten Willie O’Connor of Limerick 10-7.

Gurney knocked out James Wade, triumphant 10-7, to move on to a clash with Ryan searle, who won 10-7 over Rob Cross.

After Peter Wright’s 6-5 victory at Minehead over Adrian Lewis, a heated exchange took place between the two players while they were still on stage, with Lewis appearing particularly unhappy and ending up being taken away by a member of the security staff .

The Englishman later wrote on Twitter: “The learning curve of trust happened today.

“Honestly, I didn’t do anything wrong. Even I was baffled by what was going on and tried to deal with it while trying to focus on my darts. So at the end of the game I wanted to find out what his problem was because I didn’t make him get a feel for what was going on.

“He told me there was a loose floor and I found it! So my response was, ‘You took me out of my pace, you had a game plan, and as number two global, it’s shameful and you’re nothing but cheating. ‘

“He knew what he was doing, as soon as I was leading 3-1 he started mumbling things and shaking his head which put me in a situation that made me uncomfortable.

“The people I fall out with should always be the ones (who) apologize because they know I’m not a cheater, I never was, never will be!”

Lewis added: “Problems seem to follow me everywhere, I can’t deny it, but that’s only because I’m a genuine person who wears my heart on my sleeve and people try to take advantage of it. I will always speak up. my bother!

“For those who say I’m a sore loser, this and the other, I’m the best loser because I say it exactly as it is.

“I’m not trying to hide anything, I say what I see. Peter will say nice things about me in the interview because he knows I haven’t done anything wrong and he’s down. . “

Wright then beat Damon Heta 10-8 to set up a quarterfinal clash with the defending champion Michael van gerwen.

Van Gerwen, who is looking to win the title for the seventh time, beat fellow Dutchman Raymond Van Berneveld 6-3 in the second round before beating Gary Anderson 10-6.

The other quarter-final will be played between Jonny clayton and Vincent Van Der Voort after their victories over Luke Humphries and Danny Noppert respectively.


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