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Adams shocks O'Shea in Lakeside first round

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Martin Adams continued a promising start in his quest for a fourth Lakeside title by knocking out Tony O'Shea with a convincing 3-0 victory in their BDO World Championship first round tie.

Adams, who had to beat David Cameron in a preliminary qualifier to secure a first round tie with the 'Silverback', produced a superb darting display to oust the three-time runner-up, winning nine consecutive legs without reply.

O'Shea had enjoyed a fairly successful year on tour, including a brilliant run to the last eight of the PDC Grand Slam of Darts in November, but struggled against 'Wolfie' with a three-dart average of 74.96.

Adams, who is competing in his 21st consecutive world championship at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, will now face Ross Montgomery for a place in the quarter-final.

O'Shea's exit now means both of the 2013 finalists, including defending champion Scott Waites, are out of the competition.

Elsewhere, Scott Mitchell saw off Paul Hogan 3-2, while No.1 seed Stephen Bunting progressed to the second round with a 3-1 victory over Jim Widmayer.

In the evening session, Deta Hedman won 2-0 against Lorraine Farlam before Dave Prins saw off Jim Williams 3-0.

Glen Durrant triumphed by the same scoreline over New Zealand's Mike Day before James Wilson sealed his place in the next round with a 3-1 over the Netherlands' Christian Kist.

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