A notably svelte Peter Wright reached the Masters quarter-finals with a 10-5 win over Alan Norris.

The second seed enjoyed a straightforward victory on opening night in Milton Keynes. An average of 97.76 was enough to see off Norris, but did not meet Wright’s standards.

“I wanted to get a ton-plus average and that didn’t happen but I got the win and that was the most important thing,” he said.

Wright is back in action after a bout of gallstones. His ill health affected preparation for the World Championship, and Jamie Lewis ended his Ally Pally campaign in round two. Despite acknowledging the best is yet to come, the UK Open champion is pleased with his current state of affairs.

“I’m feeling good now and trying to do what I can to stay healthy. There’s more to come from me on the board but I’m pleased with how I did after everything I’ve been through,” said the 2017 Pro Tour Player of the Year.

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Author: Edward McCosh