Wright to face Cullen at World Matchplay
Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright has been drawn to face Joe Cullen in the opening round of the BetVictor World Matchplay.
Twelve months ago, Mendham thrower Wright reached the semi-final of the sport’s second biggest competition, only to then be defeated 17-12 by eventual champion Michael van Gerwen.
This time around, his quest to go one better and secure a place in the final at Winter Gardens in Blackpool will begin against world number 36 Cullen.
The two players met in the quarter-finals of this year’s UK Open, with Wright coming out on top 6-4.
Overall, of the nine clashes between the pair, Cullen has triumphed just twice.
The tournament gets underway on Saturday, July 16.