Wright produces brilliance against Anderson, Jenkins stuns Cross and Van Barneveld edges past Clayton

The first round of action is complete at Players Championship 25 with some big wins for the likes of Andy Jenkins, Raymond van Barneveld and Mervyn King.

Jenks has proved he's back continuing his stellar year which has seen him establish himself as one of the top names on the Challenge Tour and he stunned Rob Cross today in the opening round.

He did so by producing a 111 checkout to edge past the birthday boy in a deciding leg victory and the Hampshire ace will hope for a deep run today.

As will Mervyn King who did his hopes of a World Grand Prix spot a world of good with victory over Yordi Meeuwisse. Jose de Sousa though defeated Kirk Shepherd to keep breathing down 'The King's neck.

Peter Wright also produced some brilliance to see off Gary Anderson in a brilliant opening round. Both players threatened a nine-dart finish but it was Wright who came through to see off his World Cup partner.

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Players Championship 25
Last 128
Ian White 6 | 2 Alan Tabern
Niels Zonneveld 6 | 3 Nathan Derry
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 0 William O'Connor
Mike van Duivenbode 6 | 5 Mickey Mansell
Ryan Harrington 6 | 1 Ricky Evans
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 1 Michael Barnard
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6 | 3 Robert Owen
Richard North 6 | 5 Vincent Van der Meer
Joe Cullen 6 | 2 Gavin Carlin
Jonathan Worsley 6 | 4 Martin Schindler
Max Hopp 6 | 2 Ryan Searle
Matt Clark 6 | 3 Tony Newell
Geert Nentjes 6 | 5 Glen Durrant
Harry Ward 6 | 5 Ronny Huybrechts
Luke Humphries 6 | 2 John Henderson
Reece Robinson 6 | 4 Zoran Lerchbacher
Daryl Gurney 6 | 2 Darren Webster
Steve Lennon 6 | 1 Christian Kist
Mervyn King 6 | 5 Yordi Meeuwisse
Josh Payne 6 | 4 Benito van de Pas
Boris Koltsov 6 | 5 Jermaine Wattimena
Steve West 6 | 4 Terry Temple
Jelle Klaasen 6 | 3 Stephen Bunting
Simon Stevenson 6 | 0 Ritchie Edhouse
Peter Wright 6 | 5 Gary Anderson
James Wilson 6 | 5 Mario Robbe
Simon Whitlock 6 | 1 Scott Baker
Ryan Joyce 6 | 3 Stephen Burton
Raymond van Barneveld 6 | 5 Jonny Clayton
Brendan Dolan 6 | 2 Jamie Lewis
Kevin Burness 6 | 3 Chris Dobey
Callan Rydz 6 | 2 Mark Wilson
Gerwyn Price 6 | 2 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 4 Adrian Gray
Jose De Sousa 6 | 3 Kirk Shepherd
Conan Whitehead 6 | 2 Peter Hudson
Davy Van Baelen 6 | 3 Jamie Hughes
Vincent Kamphuis 6 | 5 Barrie Bates
Michael Smith 6 | 5 Ross Smith
Mark Webster 6 | 2 Eddie Dootson
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 4 Tytus Kanik
Joe Murnan 6 | 4 Mark Dudbridge
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 3 Christian Bunse
Matthew Edgar 6 | 4 Ted Evetts
Adrian Lewis 6 | 1 Carl Wilkinson
Jose Justicia 6 | 3 Cody Harris
Danny Noppert 6 | 2 James Richardson
Andy Boulton 6 | 0 Mark McGeeney
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 4 Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe 6 | 3 Cristo Reyes
Berry van Peer 6 | 5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Darius Labanauskas 5 | 6 Arron Monk
Andy Jenkins 6 | 5 Rob Cross
Robert Thornton 6 | 3 John Michael
Keegan Brown 6 | 3 Madars Razma
Adam Hunt 6 | 5 Maik Kuivenhoven
Dave Chisnall 6 | 2 Jamie Bain
Luke Woodhouse 6 | 5 Marko Kantele
Wayne Jones 6 | 2 Gabriel Clemens
Toni Alcinas 6 | 3 Jan Dekker
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 5 Cameron Menzies
Alan Norris 6 | 4 Bradley Brooks
Steve Beaton 6 | 1 Gary Eastwood
Ryan Meikle 6 | 5 George Killington

Wright produces brilliance against Anderson, Jenkins stuns Cross and Van Barneveld edges past Clayton
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