Chris Dobey remained in touch for the World Matchplay as he enjoyed a quarter-final run in event three of the PDC Summer Series.

The day began with a rousing 6-3 victory over two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, a result which was followed by the defeat of Bradley Brooks by the same scoreline.

Dobey would turned on the afterburners for his board final with Mickey Mansell, averaging well in excess of a ton to whitewash the Northern Irishman. ‘Hollywood’ would add one more result to the winner column as he defeated Dimitri van den Bergh over ten legs before eventually falling to Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals.

After a semi-final run yesterday afternoon, Gary Anderson would fall to defeat against Ryan Murray in the opening round despite a monstrous 106.1 average. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ steamrollered his Scottish counterpart in yesterday’s event, but was pipped in a decider this time around despite averaging 12 points higher than his opponent.

There were positive signs for Cameron Menzies, who earned his first win of the PDC Summer Series after running into some huge averages on the previous two days. A 6-4 win over William O’Connor represents progress, but ‘Cammy’ was unable to get the job done in a last leg decider against Jermaine Wattimena in round two.

Mark McGeeney would also make round two after an improved performance against Jitse van de Wal in his first round encounter, but found Wednesday’s runner-up Peter Wright a tough nut to crack in the last 64 as he bowed out on day three.

Luck hasn’t been with Adam Hunt over the past few days and that continued to be the case on Friday afternoon, ‘The Hunter’ running into a tremendous 109 average in the shape of Jose de Sousa. Despite a near 96 average of his own, Hunt was unable to defeat the eventual quarter-finalist.

BY JOSH GREEN