Chris Dobey narrowly missed out on the Betfred World Matchplay as he ended the PDC Summer Series with a run to the last 16 in Milton Keynes.

‘Hollywood’ ran his luck in the early rounds, needing ten legs to see off Jeff Smith in round one, before going all the way with his name-sake Ross in round two in a scrappy encounter.

Dobey would show some superb form in demolishing Matt Edgar 6-1 in round three with a 102 average before his journey came to an end at the hands of James Wade in the last 16.

Gary Anderson’s Summer Series story ended in round two on Sunday afternoon as he was defeated by an inspired Matt Edgar. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ had been taken to a nervy decider by James Wilson in the previous round but could do little as Edgar averaged 102, taking out a 170 in the winning leg to send Anderson packing.

Having received a call-up as a Challenge Tour player, Cameron Menzies can take some positives from the five days in Milton Keynes. Although day five would not go as planned as the former British Open champion lost out to the weekend’s surprise package, Martijn Kleermaker.

Falling foul of a tough draw has been a pattern for Mark McGeeney this week, and it would be no different on day five as he drew the experienced Steve Beaton. With ‘The Bronzed Adonis’’ place in the Matchplay unconfirmed at the time, he produced a vintage display to see off McGeeney in round one.

The weekend would also end in disappointment for Adam Hunt who would fall at the first hurdle to Jelle Klaasen in another tough draw for ‘The Hunter’.

Gary Anderson will return to Milton Keynes from next weekend as he looks to reclaim the World Matchplay trophy, in a tournament that will be played behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena.