Rob Cross is easily through to Round 2 of the World Matchplay after seeing off Mervyn King who was seen as a potential banana skin for the World Champion.

Cross hit four 180’s as well as taking out brilliant finishes of 153, 121 and 96 at his best.

This was compared to King who hit five 180’s and averaged 91.85 but in the end he couldn’t live with the World Champion who streaked ahead.

’Voltage’ will face Darren Webster on Wednesday in Round 2 as he faces another tough test in his pursuit of a first TV title since the World  Championship.

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Evening session schedule
Mensur Suljovic (93) 10-6 (90.92) Steve Beaton
Gary Anderson (96.66) 10-7 (86.21) Stephen Bunting
Rob Cross (98.58) 10-5 (91.85) Mervyn King
Raymond van Barneveld v Kyle Anderson

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Author: Samuel Gill