Ryan Searle requires a new hotel after surprising Peter Wright in Blackpool

Ryan Searle was left looking for a new hotel after leaving Peter Wright out of the Betfred World Matchplay.

The Englishman was only booked at his Blackpool accommodation until Friday but now needs to find somewhere to stay after beating world number two Wright 11-8 to set up a quarter-final with Wales’ Jonny Clayton that evening.

Searle told Sky Sports: “I’m going to have to try and book a hotel now because I have to leave on Friday. I have to try to find a place to stay.”

The first five legs were all about darts, but it was Searle who got the first break to lead the two-time world champion 4-2, and as an out of sorts Wright struggled to find his best form, it was an advantage he never relinquished.

He took fours at a trot, culminating in a checkout of 107 and although missed doubles cost him his next two and gave the Scot hope, he ultimately saw victory with a finish of 112 to claim a place in the last eight for the first time. .

Searle said: “That’s amazing, really. That was such a rudimentary game compared to Monday. We both gave ourselves opportunities and in the end I was lucky to take advantage of mine.

“I didn’t expect an easy match, obviously. He hasn’t been in the best of shape, but you never know when he’s going to flip a switch and flip it. He was pretty nervous at the end, but I’m happy to get over the line.”

Clayton produced a masterclass in finishing as he bested former Belgian Matchplay Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh.

Clayton scored 170, 156 and 126 as he went from 4-4 to win four straight games before finally securing an 11-6 victory.

Speaking afterwards, he told Sky Sports: “I knew I had to play well here tonight. Thank God my darts came out okay.

“Dimitri gave me a few chances and a few shots, but listen, tons-plus always look good and always feel good, so I’m glad I got over that line.”

Luke Humphries will face Damon Heta in the quarterfinals after defeating Dirk van Duijvenbode in sudden death.

The Dutchman took a 3-0 lead but found himself tied at 5-5 as both players scored long but missed doubles.

Humphries had to fight his way back once more and produced an 11-dart leg to cut the deficit to 9-7, only for his opponent to produce an 10-dart leg in the next.

However, he kept his nerve to level at 10-10 to set up a tense conclusion before winning 14-12 in a classic.

Heta had earlier secured his progression with an 11-1 demolition of Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan.

Dolan, who dispensed with reigning champion Michael van Gerwen in the previous round, was overwhelmed when the Australian, whose ticket he secured with the help of a 150-payout on stage seven, clinched victory.

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