Webster’s world dreams end at the last-16 stage

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Staff reporter (Denbighshire Free)

MARK Webster’s run at the Alexandra Palace drew to a halt at the last-16 stage.

Denbigh ace Webster had claimed two whitewashes during his run through to the third round of the William Hill World Darts Championships, but the challenge of Alan Norris proved to be too much to overcome last Wednesday evening.

Norris, who had seen off Robert Thornton and Joe Cullen in his previous two meetings, continued to compile the script for a fairytale Ally Pally debut as he saw off Webster in five sets to reach the last eight, hitting nine 180s in the process.

"It's not a bad couple of week's work," joked Norris, a former Lakeside Championship finalist who joined the PDC circuit last January by winning a tour card at qualifying school.

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