Michael van Gerwen avenged his defeat to Jeffrey de Zwaan at the UK Open by defeating his fellow countryman 6-3 in the second round of Players Championship 5.

The two-time world champion averaged ‘just’ 94, but it was enough to reach the last 32. Making the third round was something Peter Wright failed to do, as ‘Snakebite’ was defeated 6-1 by Brendan Dolan. Wright’s fellow Premier League participants Daryl Gurney and Simon Whitlock were also knocked out.

Gary Anderson continued his display of strong form with a whitewash of Davy van Baelen and an average of 105. Meanwhile, Terry Jenkins came out on top in a battle between two veterans as he took on John Part. Among the other players to progress are Dave Chisnall, Mensur Suljovic, James Wade and Adrian Lewis.

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Results first round Players Championship 5

Michael van Gerwen 6 | 3 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Keegan Brown 6 | 5 Tytus Kanik
Paul Nicholson 6 | 1 Stephen Bunting
Jimmy Hendriks 6 | 3 Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson 6 | 0 Davy Van Baelen
Robert Marijanovic 6 | 3 Michael Barnard
Jeffrey de Graaf 6 | 1 Max Hopp
Cameron Menzies 6 | 1 Peter Hudson
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 3 Mark Wilson
Ronny Huybrechts 6 | 3 Christian Kist
Jelle Klaasen 6 | 5 Kirk Shepherd
Terry Jenkins 6 | 4 John Part
Simon Stevenson 6 | 3 Daryl Gurney
James Wade 6 | 2 John Goldie
Steve Lennon 6 | 4 Simon Whitlock
Wayne Jones 6 | 5 Steve Beaton
Brendan Dolan 6 | 1 Peter Wright
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 4 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Ryan Joyce 6 | 4 Darren Webster
Gabriel Clemens 6 | 5 John Henderson
Dave Chisnall 6 | 3 Simon Preston
Chris Dobey 6 | 4 James Wilson
Stephen Burton 6 | 3 Ian White
Steve West 6 | 4 Jarred Cole
Matthew Edgar 6 | 3 Nathan Aspinall
Richie Burnett 6 | 5 Peter Jacques
William O’Connor 6 | 3 Mickey Mansell
Adrian Lewis 6 | 2 Jim Brown
Alan Tabern 6 | 4 Luke Woodhouse
Vincent Kamphuis 6 | 4 Justin Pipe
Ryan Searle 6 | 5 Mark Dudbridge
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 3 Jonny Clayton

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Author: Bart Timmer