Robert Thornton

Dave Chisnall



Evening All - World Matchplay Darts has reached the second round and we have Match by Match coverage tonight. I'm Stephen Clark and I'll be here for the first two games. Before we start though let's have a random bit of music and tonight it's this!!

Not really one I could see the crowd singing along to in the Winter Gardens, but a nice restful start to another raucous evening in Blackpool - We kick off with the Chizzy Rascal against Robert Thornton.

Sky looking back at last night and bigging up the Lewis v Price match later on, which has got a bit personal since Jackpot claimed in an interview that he would avenge his loss to the Welshman in last year's tournament.

Let's hope things heat up in this opening match - Chizzy is the first man to the stage and we have a bit of Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff to greet him.

And here comes Robert Thornton walking the last few yards of his 500 Miles

Jimmy Anderson and Alastair Cook in the commentary box for this one after they met in a challenge match earlier on. Jimmy missed a couple of doubles and The Chef hit tops to win it.

We are underway here in the opening leg. Chizzy hits 174 to set up an early break opportunity and he hits D8 at the first time of asking. RT 0-1 DC

Thornton disappointed with himself already as he struggles to find his range. Chizzy pops in 168 to set up another D8 chance and again he hits it first time. RT 0-2 DC

The Icelandic war chant makes it first appearance of the night. Too quick lads, as was Thornton in this leg as he opens his account whilst I was typing RT 1-2 DC

Hello!! Back to back 180's from Chizzy sets up a 9 darter. Spoils it with a 7th dart 1!! Thornton miles back and Chizzy hits D10 for a 10 dart leg. RT 1-3 DC