Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson race through at World Series of Darts Finals while Raymond van Barneveld loses
Peter Wright, Daryl Gurney and James Wade among the others to make it through to Sunday's quarter-finals
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 07/11/17 1:56pm
Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson progressed to the quarter-finals at the World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow while Raymond van Barneveld suffered a surprise defeat.
World No 1 Van Gerwen, aiming for a third consecutive World Series Finals title moved safely into the last eight with a convincing 6-1 victory over Max Hopp, who had seen off Adrian Lewis on Friday.
The world champion averaged 102.98 will next face Rob Cross, the world No 24, after the Englishman survived a late fightback from Kyle Anderson to prevail 6-5.
Cross keen to keep learning
Rob Cross is relishing the business end of his debut PDC season after reaching the first major televised final of his career last weekend.
The pair met in the European Championship final last week with Van Gerwen prevailing to claim the title but Cross is ready for the challenge.
"I was flying last weekend and thought I could beat him," said Cross, who only became a professional 10 months ago. "If I play as well as I can then I know I can get close to Michael.
"I believe I can be number one in the world. I know I've got to earn the right and have a lot to learn like Adrian Lewis did early in his career and like Michael had to do as well but the belief is there."
Anderson, playing in front of his home crowd, raced to a convincing 6-1 victory over Chris Dobey, a player he helps to mentor, finishing with an impressive 103.57 average for the encounter.
The two-time world champion produced finishes 130 and 110 during the emphatic victory and will next meet Gerwyn Price, the world No 18, after the Welshman eventually overcame Corey Cadby 6-5.
Peter Wright also delighted his home crowd with a routine 6-1 dismissal against Justin Pipe to book a last-eight clash with Daryl Gurney.
Wright, the world No 2, lost to Gurney at last week's European Championship but is hopeful for "revenge" after the Northern Irishman progressed with a 6-3 success over Simon Whitlock.
"Daryl beat me last weekend so it will be nice to play him again and hopefully get a little bit of revenge," said Wright.
Dimitri Van den Bergh was the surprise winner on Saturday after he averaged 102, which included five 180s to knock out Raymond van Barneveld.
The 23-year-old Belgian will next face James Wade after the experienced Englishman edged past Simon Stevenson 6-5.
Wade led 5-2 and appeared set to secure a comfortable victory but was pegged back only to eventually secure the win.
Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals Schedule
Sunday, November 5 - Afternoon Session 12.45pm
James Wade (5) v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gary Anderson (1) v Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney (6) v Peter Wright (3)
Best of 19 Legs
Evening Session 7pm
Best of 21 Legs
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