Burnett to face Wright at UK Open – many years after both were unrecognisable

Richie Burnett and Peter Wright are set to face off against each other years on from when they were completely unrecognisable.

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright will go head-to-head with Ritchie Burnett in the UK Open last 16 on Saturday night as Burnett rolls back the years during the competition.

Wright has been far from his best as he sluggishly made it to the Saturday night fixtures, quite the opposite to Richie Burnett who has turned back the clock and looks to be eying up the latter stages of the tournament.

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Peter Wright edged past Stephen Bunting 10-9 before beating Callan Rydz 10-8. Burnett made a more impressive run to the round of 16, but only made it through to face Wright when he beat Evetts 10-9.

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A couple of viral pictures have been dug out of the archives showing the two darting heroes back in the day where they look truly unrecognisable.

The pair can be seen with black thick black hair, quite the contrast to Wright's boisterous hairstyles and Burnett's faded grey hair. Replying to the UK Opens tweet about the draw, uploaded the ancient photo with the caption: "Wright v Burnett is interesting."

The draw is as follows:

Michael van Gerwen v Luke Humphries

Peter Wright v Richie Burnett

Jonny Clayton v Martin Schindler

Jeffrey de Zwaan v Rob Cross

Gary Anderson v Dimitri Van den Bergh

Brendan Dolan v Andrew Gilding

William O'Connor v Adam Gawlas

Nathan Aspinall v Joe Cullen

Matches will take place on Saturday, March 4, and will be broadcast live on ITV4.


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