Christopher Kemps, the PDC's statistics analyst, conducted an analysis on the form of PDC tour ticket holders after the 2023 World Matchplay, based on their last 200 legs played. This analysis also revealed notable figures about a number of prominent players at the 2023 World Matchplay.
Nathan Aspinall, who took the overall victory in Blackpool, set a remarkable statistic in the final by winning 11 legs in a row against Jonny Clayton. The only other player to ever win 11 legs in a row in the final of a television tournament is Phil Taylor. With an average of 97.73 over his last 200 legs, the brand new Matchplay champion is the new No. 2 in the ranking of averages of all tour ticket holders. Only Michael van Gerwen, with an average of 97.81, was stronger in his last 200 legs played.
Jonny Clayton, the runner-up in Blackpool, proved very strong in terms of finishing. In his last 200 legs played, the Welshman has the highest finishing percentage (48.03) of all tour ticket holders over that period. Moreover, at the World Matchplay, the Ferret was very strong in hitting the bulls-eye. He hit the bullseye 7 times in 11 attempts, including 4 times for throwing out a 100+ checkout.
Luke Humphries made it to the semifinals in Blackpool, but did so without playing his best game. In his run to the semifinals, he threw three consecutive averages of around 95. As a result, Humphries' average over his last 200 legs played ranks only 12th among all tour ticket holders. The number of 100+ checkouts (8) thrown out recently are also very disappointing for the world No. 6.
Darts veterans Gary Anderson and James Wade actually managed to improve their level over their last 200 legs played, despite their early exits at the World Matchplay. Both players reached the top five best averages and are now in joint second place in terms of number of 100+ checkouts thrown (17). Wade proved very strong in the tournament in throwing out doubles with three darts in hand (6/6), while Anderson continued to do well on the scoring front.