Cross edges past Aspinall in superb display to open second Premier League night in Nottingham
Rob Cross has claimed the first two points of the second Premier League night defeating Nathan Aspinall in a 7-5 win in a closely fought affair between the duo.
Cross averaged 94.7, hit three 180s and two ton-plus checkouts as he produced a brilliant surge towards the end to claim the opening victory in Nottingham.
Aspinall missed the bull for a 121 and Cross came back to hit double four to hold throw and claim the first leg.
The former hit a picture perfect 180 for his first of the night but missed double 16 for a 110 checkout. He wasn't punished though and Aspinall smashed in double eight to tie the match up at 1-1.
He followed this up with a break of throw on 32 with Cross well back throughout the leg. 'Voltage' hit his first 180 and broke back to make it 2-2 in a scrappy encounter so far.
Aspinall missed a 108 for another break of throw and Cross hit double eighteen to go 3-2 up and hold. The duo exchanged 180's but it was Aspinall who was down to a finish in an 84 and he hit it to tie it level at 3-3.
Aspinall pinned double six to edge ahead for the second time with another break at 4-3 up with a 100 average.
Cross broke back though with a 116 checkout and he held with a 50 checkout to go to within one of at least a point. Aspinall held though on double 14 to make it 5-5 and keep it very much tied up.
'Voltage' from there smashed in a double 16 to ensure he will not be beaten and he concluded the win with a 112 checkout.
PDC Premier League Darts 2020 schedule
Night Two, Nottingham
Rob Cross (94.41) 7-5 (95.48) Nathan Aspinall
19:50 Gerwyn Price vs Michael Smith
20:50 Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright
21:10 Glen Durrant vs Fallon Sherrock [contender]
21:50 Michael van Gerwen vs Daryl Gurney