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Hankey beaten at Frimley Green

Updated: Wednesday, 05 Jan 2011 23:49

Ted Hankey
Ted Hankey

There was a notable exit on the second day of the BDO World Championships at Frimley Green as former world champion Ted Hankey was hammered 3-0 by sixth seed Scott Waites.

Two-time winner Hankey only had a handful of chances throughout as Waites eased through.

‘Scott was better,’ Hankey told BBC Sport. ‘It's as simple as that. He was the better man today.’

In the other first-round matches of the day, third seed Dean Winstanley got the better of Martin Atkins 3-2, while Robbie Green crushed Andy Boulton 3-0.

‘I can play much better than that but maybe that's a good thing,’ Green said.

Eleventh seed Brian Woods also went out, losing 3-0 to Stephen Bunting.

In the evening session, reigning champion Martin Adams was made to work hard as he beat John Walton 4-3 in the second round.

Adams had led before Walton came back, only for the man known as 'Wolfie' to finally edge through on sudden death.

‘I felt like an old man up on stage tonight, I just had no strength in my arm to throw the darts,’ the 54-year-old admitted afterwards.

‘That was unbelievable, and what a crowd - I think they are one the best we have ever had here at Lakeside.’

The day's final game saw England's Ross Smith beat Willy van de Wiel 4-1.