These are the best averages ever thrown at the World Matchplay

Between July 13 and 21, 32 top dart players will take on each other again at the World Matchplay. This tournament is one of the highlights of the darts calendar, where players compete for the coveted 'Phil Taylor Trophy'. It is an event that many darters look forward to and where they often show their best game.

In the rich history of the World Matchplay, we have seen many legendary matches, with fantastic performances and high averages. Phil Taylor managed to win the cup no less than sixteen times in his career. It is therefore no surprise that the Englishman is often seen in the statistics. Of the 20 highest averages ever thrown at the World Matchplay, no less than 14 are in the name of "The Power," including the four highest averages.

The highest average ever achieved in the tournament is 114.99, an incredible feat Taylor achieved in 2010 during his first-round match against Barrie Bates. That year, he eventually managed to win the final by defeating Raymond van Barneveld 18-12. In that match, he also managed to throw an impressive average of 105.16.

Besides Taylor, only six other players topped the list of highest averages in the tournament. Michael van Gerwen is in fifth place with an average of 110.93, followed by Adrian Lewis (110.51) and Peter Wright (109.70) in sixth and seventh place, respectively. 'Snakebite' appears once more in the list with an average of 108.13, which he achieved in 2015 against Kim Huybrechts. In addition, Krzysztof Ratajski and Glen Durrant are also in the list, with averages of 107.53 and 106.93.

Interestingly, after the 2020 edition, not a single average was thrown into the top 20. However, with the current high level of players such as Luke Humphries, Luke Littler, Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price, this year we could just see a new name appear in this list.

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