Fallon Sherrock misses the chance to win historic Premier League darts in a 6-6 draw with Glen Durrant
Fallon Sherrock becomes the first woman to appear in the Premier League darts and simply misses the chance of a historic 6-6 draw with Glen Durrant
- Fallon Sherrock has just missed more darts history against Glen Durrant
- She defeated both Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic at the World Championship
- Sherrock offered to be the first challenger to win at the tournament
Fallon Sherrock narrowly managed to create more history, as she won 6-6 with Glen Durrant in the Premier League in Nottingham.
The 25-year-old, who became the first woman to win a race at the PDC World Championship in December – beating both Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic – offered to be the first challenger to win at the tournament.
She remained in the match throughout the game and had the crowd on leg seven with three three-digit visits for an excellent checkout of 92 with bull, six and double 18.
Fallon Sherrock narrowly missed creating more darts history in Nottingham
Sherrock became the first woman to appear on the Premier League darts
Sherrock pitched for the game in the final leg but was broken by the triple BDO world champion and had to settle for a draw.
“I enjoyed it every minute. I’m so happy to be able to play on the big stage again. It was incredible,” she told Sky Sports afterwards.
“I am speechless because everyone has come and it is great. I thank everyone who supports here. I am so grateful.”
Sherrock was everywhere in the match on Thursday evening as a challenger in the tournament
Sherrock added what comes next and added: “I always get opportunities, so I’m clearly delighted to see what 2020 has in store for me.
“I can’t wait for everything to come and I just love it now.”
Durrant missed a series of doubles during the game but eventually found his reach in the final leg to break the Sherrock pitch and earn himself a point.
The 49-year-old paid tribute to his opponent, who had the noisy support of the Nottingham public.
“All credit goes to Fallon,” he told Sky Sports. “She has just had the most amazing few months. That has only confirmed that.
But despite a powerfully impressive appearance, she failed to beat Glen Durrant with a stalemate
“To play in the Premier League … that was the hardest game I’ve ever had. Playing Fallon Sherrock on that stage is a lot harder than I expected. I’m lucky to get the draw.”
Defending champion Michael Van Gerwen is the only player with maximum points from the opening two weeks and he is at the top of the table after an exceptional performance to beat Daryl Gurney.
Performance: First woman to win PDC World Championship match with victories against Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic in December 2019
2015 Women’s World Darts Championship second
Van Gerwen claimed a 7-1 win over Gurney with an average of 105, and doubled seven out of 11. Gurney on the other hand is in last place without points after a crushing defeat.
Rob Cross won his first victory with a dramatic 7-5 success against Nathan Aspinall. “The Asp” twice wasted a break from the arrows, in leg three and leg seven, but failed to stamp his authority on every occasion and allowed his opponent to stay in the match.
Sherrock became the first woman to win a world championship in December last year
Cross saved his throw with an incredible double 16 arrow from far from the oche in the penultimate leg before he won the game with a throw of the same double.
Gerwyn Price, who signed with Cross in Aberdeen during week 1, started a remarkable comeback to redraw and deny Michael Smith what seemed like a certain victory.
The Premier League number two in 2018 met its “Bully Boy” name early on by taking a 6-2 lead. He missed the seventh arrow of a possible nine-darter on the way to hitting two 10-arrow legs and the average, in one phase, 120.
Sherrock defeated both Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic in the PDC World Championship
Price, however, demonstrated the never-say-that attitude for which he is known, speeding the last four legs to grab a point.
Peter Wright came off the line with a hard-fought draw against Gary Anderson.
The world champion injured himself as he jumped on the podium, but he hit a brilliant final leg to grab a tie from Anderson, who was left on a finish and ready to inflict back-to-back defeat on his colleagues. Scot.