Premier League Darts: Rotterdam

Darts

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Wright: 19 - D19 - MISSES D20 by the skin of his teeth! Cross hits D4 to hold throw. Crucial miss from Snakebite, who is now throwing for the draw.

Cross can barely find a treble in the final leg, as Wright hits a 180, leaving himself on 58. He has at least six darts here to take the draw.

18 - D20 and a draw between Cross and Wright seems a fair result.

Cross averaged 97.09 to Wright's 92.28.

Up next is the big one. Two Dutchmen battle for pride and Premier League position in front of their home crowd. Expect big things! RVB v MVG. It's happening.

Barney needs to win here to stay in contention for the Play-Off places, but van Gerwen will have other ideas.

Here we go! Both players are on the stage. The crowd are in full voice. Paul Hinks on the mic. Both players look ready and in the mood. This is going to be good!

The first 180 of the match goes to Barney, and is 64. MVG on 124 narrowly misses D11 for what would've been a great way to win the opening leg. RVB Checks out 64 on D8 with his last dart in hand and has the early break! RVB 1-0

RVB on 131, MVG on 145. Barney narrowly misses D16 to check out 131, but van Gerwen can't check out, opening the door. Barney misses three at double, van Gerwen makes a meal of his check out, and it's Barney who finally takes the leg. 2-0 RVB.

MVG is on 148 with RVB miles behind, though only scores 24 to leave him with 104. Leaves himself 32, which he checks out first dart in hand, to half the deficit. 2-1 Barney.