It's that tie with the trailblazing former Women's World Matchplay champion that seemingly excites Cross the most. "Fallon is amazing," he tells Sky Sports. "What she's achieved in the game has been nothing short of amazing and she's done it all on merit."
"Realistically, I want to win one"- Confident Rob Cross determined to end the year with major success
As is often the case when the top male players face off with the likes of Sherrock and Beau Greaves, who also competes at the Grand Slam of Darts, the crowd is likely to be heavily behind the women. Although this has proven challenging to some players in the past, Cross has no fear.
"They should get behind her!" Cross says. "There's only two women represented there and it's good for the game if they do well, taking my bias away from the conversation."
"She's just amazing. She goes in there, performs, holds herself so well and what she's done for the game in the time that she's been here, it's superb."