Bunting wraps up Prins punishment

January 09, 2014 09:53:05 UK

World number one Stephen Bunting made it through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship following a 4-0 victory over Dave Prins on Wednesday.

The Liverpool-born player finished with an average of 100.65 in a clinical performance to put his fellow Englishman out of the competition. He dropped just one leg along the way to the success.

Bunting is now into 1.72 to secure a maiden world title and he now needs just three more wins to lift the trophy.

He will now face Rick Hofstra in his last-eight encounter. The Dutchman progressed as Martin Atkins had to retire midway through his match due to an injury to his right arm.

In the other half of the draw, number two seed James Wilson beat Scott Mitchell 4-2 to stay on course for a final with Bunting.

Wilson is next best in the outright market at 4.50 and has set up a quarter-final match with Alan Norris.

There was also a further victory for Tony Eccles as he edged out Wesley Harms 4-3 on his 44th birthday.

It was the second seeded player he had knocked out this week after a win against Darryl Fitton in the opening round.

Eccles reached the quarters-finals of the BDO World Darts Championship in 2007 but was beaten by Mervyn King 5-4.

The Viper is 3.50 to get past Robbie Green in the last eight which would see him into the semi-finals for the first time in his career.

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