Premier League Darts: How it unfolded in Nottingham
Last Updated: 15/03/19 2:19pm
The usual thrills and spills of Premier League Darts hit Nottingham on Thursday night and there was plenty of action.
Michael van Gerwen and Rob Cross won their matches to go joint-top of the table, leaving Gerwyn Price and James Wade playing catch up.
Wade got a bit annoyed by Mensur Suljovic, Raymond van Barneveld was beaten again but received some sportsmanlike support from Rob Cross. And there was also a moment which made us chuckle...
The results in Nottingham
|Nathan Aspinall||2-7||Michael Smith|
|James Wade||3-7||Mensur Suljovic|
|Rob Cross||3-7||Raymond van Barneveld|
|Gerwyn Price||2-7||Michael van Gerwen|
|Peter Wright||6-6||Daryl Gurney|
The best checkout
Nathan Aspinall was beaten by Michael Smith but his Premier League Darts debut will, at the very least, be remembered by one quality finish.
He struck a classy 158 which even left his opponent applauding.
It was a reminder that even though the 'contenders' have not won a match yet, they possess plenty of potential.
Moment of the night
Smith desperately needed a victory, and gained one in the most glamorous possible way.
Fully in control against Aspinall, he casually checked out on 127 on the bullseye.
The funny bit...
Tweet of the night
Happy with the win. I thought my performance could be a bit better. I started to miss a few match darts. Barney might be in his retirement year but he’s still got it. He’s just got to start believing in himself again.— Rob Cross (@RobCross180) March 14, 2019
Thanks for the amazing support⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ZqXdC18xkp
Rob Cross appeared to be genuinely moved by playing, and comfortably defeating, Raymond van Barneveld.
His classy tweet was matched by the kind words he offered to Van Barneveld, who is bottom of the table without a win in six weeks.
As it stands
What comes next? Thursday March 21 - Berlin
|Gerwyn Price||vs||Rob Cross|
|James Wade||vs||Peter Wright|
|Michael van Gerwen||vs||Daryl Gurney|
|Michael Smith||vs||Mensur Suljovic|
|Max Hopp||vs||Raymond van Barneveld|
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