PDC Home Tour: Gary Anderson produces his brilliant best to top group
Coverage continues on the Sky Sports app from 7.30pm throughout the week - on Friday, Dave Chisnall and Darren Webster headline Group Four
By Brian Barry
Last Updated: 29/05/20 9:47pm
Two-time world champ Gary Anderson produced his top form in a thoroughly-impressive showing to top Group Three of the PDC Home Tour play-offs.
The Flying Scotsman dropped just six legs, as he ruthlessly took care of business to join Jelle Klaasen and Mike De Decker in the semi-finals.
Reigning world youth champ Luke Humphries was hoping to back up his shock Premier League victory over Anderson from earlier this year, but was swept aside by the 49-year-old.
PDC Home Tour - Thursday's results (Group Three)
|Gary Anderson 6-2 Nick Kenny|
|Luke Humphries 6-2 Jamie Lewis|
|Nick Kenny 4-6 Jamie Lewis|
|Gary Anderson 6-1 Luke Humphries|
|Luke Humphries 6-1 Nick Kenny|
|Jamie Lewis 3-6 Gary Anderson|
The Flying Scotsman got off to a perfect start, seeing off Nick Kenny 6-2 in the pair's first-ever meeting.
Ahead of the second game, Humphries ran into technical difficulties. When his wifi reception did eventually return, it was worth the wait as he put on a scoring exhibition to seal a 6-2 win with a 100.7 average.
Former World Championship semi-finalist Lewis then stayed afloat, holding off a Kenny comeback for a 6-4 victory.
In a top-of-the-table clash, Anderson then put on a stunning display, averaging 110 in a 6-1 romp against Humphries to seize control of the group.
The Premier League's first successful 'challenger' was left scratching his head, as he had averaged 102 himself. Nonetheless, he regrouped quickly and mathematically kept his hopes alive with a 6-1 victory, sealing the deal with a 117 checkout.
But Anderson only had to win a single leg in this final game of the night, and he took care of business in the opening salvo. He kicked on, and picked up a 6-3 victory to finish off a tidy evening's work.
Group Three final standings
|(1) Gary Anderson||6||+12|
|(2) Luke Humphries||4||+4|
|(3) Jamie Lewis||2||-5|
|(4) Nick Kenny||0||-11|
The action continues on Friday night, with Dave Chisnall and Darren Webster headlining Group Four.
PDC Home Tour - latest groups
|Dave Chisnall||Rob Cross||Joe Cullen||Nathan Aspinall||Jonny Clayton|
|Darren Webster||Ryan Searle||Chris Dobey||Jamie Hughes||Max Hopp|
|Geert Nentjes||Luke Woodhouse||Jeff Smith||Jose De Sousa||Carl Wilkinson|
|Damon Heta||Daniel Larsson||Martijn Kleermaker||Jesús Noguera||Scott Waites|
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