Cross holds his nerve to reach International Darts Open final with victory over Wright
The final has been confirmed at the International Darts Open with Rob Cross set to face off against Gerwyn Price shortly in Riesa.
Cross saw off Peter Wright in a nail-biting contest in which he won 7-6 in a deciding leg. It was a close tie throughout with them both averaging around early 90's and around 40 percent on the doubles.
'Voltage' started brilliantly going into cruise control making it 3-0 with 60 percent on the doubles at this point. He began to miss darts at doubles though to go further in front.
Wright pulled it back to 3-2 behind as a result and then it became 3-3. It was parity again with a 116 checkout from 'Snakebite' keeping it interesting.
He potentially hit a crucial break of throw with a 110 checkout to make it 5-4 but Cross came back again to put it on level terms. Cross went one away to go to the brink of the final at 6-5 but a decider occurred.
From there, Cross claimed the victory to move through to a tie with 'The Iceman' in what is a tantalising prospect.
Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Daryl Gurney (91.31) 4-6 (100.23) Glen Durrant
Nathan Aspinall (91.89) 4-6 (94.27) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (100.2) 6-0 (83.04) Adrian Lewis
Rob Cross 6-1 Richard North
Glen Durrant (98.02) 3-7 (101.89) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (92.72) 6-7 (91.54) Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross