The Cazoo World Darts Championship continues with a double session of action at London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday.
Day Nine of the £2.5 million tournament will see the second round draw to a close on the final day of play before the Christmas break, with 2018 winner Rob Cross headlining the afternoon’s action.
Seventh seed Jonny Clayton enters the fray on Friday evening, with Masters champion Joe Cullen and UK Open winner Danny Noppert also set to kick off their campaigns.
2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship
Friday December 23
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
4x Second Round
Brendan Dolan 3-1 Jimmy Hendriks (3-1, 3-0, 2-3, 3-0)
Chris Dobey 3-0 Martijn Kleermaker (3-2, 3-1, 3-2)
Ross Smith 3-1 Darius Labanauskas (3-2, 3-0, 2-3, 3-2)
Rob Cross 3-1 Scott Williams (2-3, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2)
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Martin Schindler v Martin Lukeman
Danny Noppert v David Cameron
Jonny Clayton v Danny van Trijp
Joe Cullen v Ricky Evans
Brendan Dolan secured his passage through to the post-Christmas action with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Jimmy Hendriks.
Starring in his 15th successive World Championship, former quarter-finalist Dolan was always in control of the contest against Dutch debutant Hendriks, who endured a difficult afternoon on the doubles.
Chris Dobey will face two-time World Champion Gary Anderson in a mouth-watering third round tie after he secured a straight sets win over Martijn Kleermaker.
Dobey, who has reached the last 16 in three of his last four World Championships, averaged just a point higher than his Dutch opponent but his superior checkout accuracy proved decisive.
European Champion Ross Smith produced his first ton-plus average on the Alexandra Palace stage in his 3-1 win over Darius Labanauskas.
Smith fired in ten 180s and ending the match with a 100.97 average as he set up a third round clash with Dirk van Duijvenbode.
Former World Champion Rob Cross impressed in a 3-1 victory over highly-rated debutant Scott Williams.
A hard-fought contest saw each set go to a last-leg decider, though it was Cross who got the better of his practice partner in the key moments.
Cross showed the form that saw him finish runner-up at November’s Players Championship Finals as the world number six booked a post-Christmas date with Mervyn King.