Round 2 of the Cazoo Masters has been played. We’ve seen 8 games and what a games it were. Some of the best darts we’ve seen on this Saturday. In this post we briefly discuss every single match of the Cazoo masters round 2. Free bets can be placed on the quarter finals.
Cazoo Masters round 2
Danny Noppert wins thriller
Danny Noppert has won the cracker in the second round of the Masters in Milton Keynes. In a blistering denouement, the Frisian won against Stephen Bunting: 10-9. At the start of his match, it did not look like Noppert would eventually win. Bunting took a 6-2 lead, but just before the break the Dutchman fought his way back into the game to 6-4. He went to the toilet on the second break and was immediately asked to take a drug test. “I still have to take the drug test, but drink enough water and then it will be all right,” Noppert said with a big smile at Viaplay.
Rob Cross wins spectable
Rob Cross and Gary Anderson provided an amazing spectacle in the second round of the Masters on Saturday afternoon. In a match won 10-6 by Cross, both players averaged over 110. Cross posted an average of 112.32, while Anderson averaged 111.17. The combined average was 223.49, the best combined average ever at the Masters. The old record dates back to 2015, when Michael van Gerwen triumphed 10-9 against Dave Chisnall (108.09 average) thanks to an average of 110.28. That combined average was 218.37, which has now significantly improved the record.
Clayton convincingly past Wade
Jonny Clayton has qualified for the quarterfinals at the Masters with a big win. ‘The Ferret’ gave James Wade a 10-3 thrashing in the last sixteen. The match was never tense. Clayton won the first four legs and moments later went into the first break with a 4-1 lead. That lead would be even bigger later on, although Wade kept the damage somewhat limited in the second session. Thanks to a 121 finish from Wade in the tenth leg, his deficit was 7-3 instead of 8-2. After the final break, however, Wade was unable to get on the scoreboard again. With three legs won in a row, Clayton put the final score at a convincing 10-3.
Dobey beats Humphries
Chris Dobey has reached the last eight at the Masters in Milton Keynes at the expense of Luke Humphries. ‘Hollywood’ was too strong for his compatriot with 10-8. Humphries took a 2-1 lead, but then Dobey took over the initiative. With a 76 finish, Dobey made it 3-2, then broke Humphries with a 12-darter. Moments later, the darts player from Bedlington went into the break with a 6-4 lead. However, Dobey lost that break in the fifteenth leg after missing four doubles. Humphries broke back on double 2, throwing a 108 finish for 8-8. After that, the win went to Dobey, who threw a 160 finish and a 15-dart finish for a spot in the next round.
Van Duijvenbode eliminates Price
Van Duijvenbode, who won his first match against Krzystof Ratajski (6-3) on Friday evening, started the match well and took a 5-2 lead. After that, Price fought back and even led 6-5. After that everything went in the direction of Van Duijvenbode again and he came to a 9-6 score on virtual match point. Price kept his own leg, then Van Duijvenbode got no less than five arrows to finish it in his own leg. That didn’t work, but one leg later he struck again and Van Duijvenbode won the match 10-8.
Wright stops Chisnall comeback just in time
Peter Wright has advanced to the last eight at the Masters after a 10-7 victory over Dave Chisnall. However, the victory could have been a lot bigger for ‘Snakebite’. Wright played excellently in the early stages. With successively a 14-darter, 13-darter, 15-darter and a 12-darter, the Scot took a 4-0 lead. Chisnall then made it 4-1, but then Wright ran to 9-3 through a 13-darter, 12-darter and 70 finish. Finished quickly you would think, but Chisnall came back strong. ‘Chizzy’ managed to take four legs in a row, but his comeback was then stopped. Wright managed to hit a 16-darter in his own leg to decide the game. In the end it become one of the most exciting Cazoo Masters round 2 matches.
Smith beats Smith
Michael Smith has reached the last eight at the Masters in Milton Keynes. ‘Bullyboy’ triumphed 10-7 against Ross Smith. It was Michael Smith’s first game on English soil since winning the world title in early January. The Englishman played creditably with an average of almost 99 and a finish percentage of 48 percent. The reigning world champion was still 6-7 behind, but then switched up a gear. With a 13-darter and a 15-darter, the lead already went to ‘Bullyboy’, who then finished with a 14-darter and a 48 finish.
Van Gerwen wins
Van Gerwen had few problems with the José de Sousa. The Portuguese couldn’t keep up with the Dutchman’s high level when it came to scoring, but his high throw-out percentage ensured that De Sousa stayed in the game. In De Sousa’s leg, Van Gerwen was unable to throw out twice, but in his own leg the first arrow hit the target.