Lewis thrashes Murnan, Rock dumped out by Woodhouse and 16-year-olds Littler and Banks into Fourth Round at UK Open

The traditional Friday mayhem at the UK Open has seen the first three rounds completed with the fourth round draw to come shortly.

Adrian Lewis will be in that draw as one of many names that the big names won't want and given his display this afternoon, that is definitely the case. He breezed past Joe Murnan in a 6-0 whitewash win on the Main Stage averaging 97 in the process. A perfect start for Jackpot.

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It wasn't a perfect opening though for Josh Rock. Making his first TV appearance of the year, the highly touted Northern Irishman returned to the site of World Youth glory but will be heading home after a tough opener against Luke Woodhouse went the way of the Bewdley ace.

He averaged 103.3 with 75% on the doubles in one of the best displays so far of the tournament. While Simon Whitlock concluded the Main Stage showing with a 6-3 win over Ross Montgomery averaging 89 with four 180's.

On Stage Two, Jelle Klaasen also prevailed in a decider over Scott Williams and Steve Beaton continued his fine form with victory over Connor Scutt.

But it was perhaps the multi-board room that provided the stories as Luke Littler and Thomas Banks proved that they may be the future of the sport.

The two 16-year-olds who faced off in the Super 16 final will be in tonight's draw. Banks saw off Conor Heneghan 6-2, while Littler saw off Ritchie Edhouse in a decider who missed match darts and 'The Nuke' lived up to his nickname not holding back in his celebration post match.

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