Smith and Cullen produce comebacks to claim Last 16 spots
Both had to produce comebacks to win through with Smith defeating Anderson in a reverse of the latter's victory over Keegan Brown yesterday.
It was 'Bully Boy' though who came from 4-1 down to win averaging 103 and hitting seven 180's and 55% on the doubles.
While Cullen came from 3-0 down and survived a match dart in the deciding leg to defeat Cross in a 6-5 victory with 'Voltage' ending what looked like a good return spell ahead of the World Championship.
Over on Stage Two, Callan Rydz is into the Last 16 of a TV tournament for the first time after a 6-4 win over Ryan Searle, Mervyn King breezed past Danny Noppert 6-1 while Damon Heta survived two match darts in the deciding leg to defeat Ryan Murray and continue his good form.
Players Championship Finals 2020 schedule
Saturday, November 28
Ian White (104.75) 6-3 (98.53) Gabriel Clemens
Nathan Aspinall (101.66) 3-6 (99.19) Ross Smith
Michael Smith (103.04) 6-4 (98.3) Gary Anderson
Joe Cullen (90.12) 6-5 (86.66) Rob Cross
Jose de Sousa v Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen v Jonny Clayton
Gerwyn Price v Jamie Hughes
Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock
Luke Woodhouse (94.95) 6-4 (95.92) Andy Boulton
Karel Sedlacek (87.91) 6-5 (88.62) Madars Razma
Ryan Searle (96.96) 4-6 (99.43) Callan Rydz
Damon Heta (99.34) 6-5 (90.54) Ryan Murray
Danny Noppert (85.2) 1-6 (96.39) Mervyn King
Jermaine Wattimena v Luke Humphries
Wayne Jones v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Niels Zonneveld v Dirk van Duijvenbode