Both Michael Van Gerwen and Peter Wright were among the high profile names to be dumped out on day two of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix.

Five time winner Van Gerwen lost to fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert 2-0, missing a nine darter during a high quality affair.

World Matchplay champion Wright lost his opening match at the event for the sixth time in his career, as former World Champion Rob Cross came through 2-0.

He will play Krzysztof Ratajski in round two, who beat Nathan Aspinall 2-1 to send The Asp home in round one for the second straight year.

Elsewhere, night two at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix saw:

  • Ian White survive match darts to knock out Gary Anderson
  • Jonny Clayton and Vincent van der Voort make round two
  • Darius Labanauskas and Jose De Sousa complete the last 16 line up
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Michael van Gerwen lost to Danny Noppert in round one of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Van Gerwen loses all Dutch battle

In one of the games of round one so far, The Green Machine missed crucial doubles, allowing Noppert to produce one of the biggest wins in his PDC career.

Four consecutive holds saw the first set enter a deciding leg, before poor scoring from Van Gerwen allowed Noppert a poke at 56, which he took to go 1-0 in front.

However, that only seemed to inspire MvG. Hitting eight perfect darts in the first leg of set two, he then just missed the bull for a 170 outshot and a nine darter. He went onto win the leg, before both held to make it 2-1 to Van Gerwen.

The Dutchman had three darts at double 12 to level the match, but squandered all three. Noppie then countered with a fantastic 103 outshot to level the set, before hitting a 90 finish to knock the five time winner of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix out of the competition.

Noppert will also have a Dutch opponent in round two, as he plays Vincent van der Voort on Wednesday. The Dutch Destroyer fought back from being behind in both sets to see off Gabriel Clemens 2-0.

Cross punishes squandered doubles from Snakebite

In one of his biggest wins of the last two years, Cross made the second round of the event for just the second time in his career.

Both held in the opening two legs, before Voltage broke with an 80 outshot to lead 2-1 in the first set. Wright could have levelled and sent it to a deciding leg, but squandered two darts to do so. Cross, who missed double 18 for the set the previous visit, hit double nine to go 1-0 in front.

Voltage then held at the start of the second, before missing bull for a 170 outshot and take a 2-0 lead. Wright cleaned up 41, before missing a chance to break again in the third leg. Cross held, before Snakebite did the same to set up another deciding leg. Voltage calmly took out 58 on tops to get the win.

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The wait goes on for Peter Wright to lift the BoyleSports World Grand Prix trophy. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Cross’ opponent in round two will be Krzysztof Ratajski. The Polish Eagle followed up his World Matchplay semi final run with victory over Nathan Aspinall in round one in Leicester.

The Asp fought back from 2-1 down to win the opening set, before Ratajski cleaned up 52 in the deciding leg of the second to send the match to a decider.

Both players then broke their opponent at the start of the third set, before Aspinall misses three darts to go within one of the match. Ratajski punished, hitting double four to break again. The following leg saw The Asp take 12 darts to finally, start. This allowed The Polish Eagle to cruise to the finish, hitting double 10 for a 17 dart hold.

What else happened?

Despite missing seven match darts, and Gary Anderson missing a match dart of his own, Ian White finally got over the line in another shock in Leicester. Diamond hit double eight to win a last leg decider, prevailing by two sets to one.

He faces off against Darius Labanauskas, who produced a 156 checkout to save the first set against Brendan Dolan, before eventually winning it with a 17 darter. Dolan won the second set 3-0, but Lucky D did the same in set three, to win on his debut at this event.

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Darius Labanauskas won on his BoyleSports World Grand Prix debut. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Jonny Clayton produced a stunning 170 checkout en route to winning his first round match against Callan Rydz. The Premier League hit the feat in the second leg of the second set, as he came through The Riot 2-0.

Jose De Sousa completed the last 16 line up in the final game of the evening, as he comfortably came through against Glen Durrant. The Special One won 2-0, to set up a rematch of the Premier League final against The Ferret.

Jose De Sousa completed the last 16 lineup of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix. Credit: PDC

BoyleSports World Grand Prix Day Two Results

Darius Labanauskas 2-1 Brendan Dolan

Jonny Clayton 2-0 Callan Rydz

Vincent van der Voort 2-0 Gabriel Clemens

Krzysztof Ratajski 2-1 Nathan Aspinall

Ian White 2-1 Gary Anderson

Rob Cross 2-0 Peter Wright

Danny Noppert 2-0 Michael van Gerwen

Jose de Sousa 2-0 Glen Durrant

BoyleSports World Grand Prix Day Three Schedule of Play

Tuesday 5 October (1900 BST)

4x Round Two

Ryan Searle v Luke Humphries

James Wade v Stephen Bunting

Gerwyn Price v Mervyn King

Dave Chisnall v Ross Smith