Simon Whitlock has no answer to rampant Peter Wright at PDC Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool

Simon Whitlock had no answer to a rampant Peter Wright as he bowed out of the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 11:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th July 2019, 12:55 am
Simon Whitlock. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The Wizard, twice a semi-finalist, lost 11-2 to the Scot, nicknamed Snakebite.

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Whitlock, who hails from Australia but lives in Waterlooville, had hoped to avenge his crushing quarter-final defeat last season.

But Wright was once again in dominant mood, recording a 170 check-out on his way to a tournament-leading 103.01 average and a place in the last eight.