Gerwyn Price has claimed a first win at Champions League of Darts defeating Rob Cross in a 10-5 win to get his first two points on the board.
Price was impressive hitting a 99 average and seven 180’s en route to victory and also threatened the nine-dart finish multiple times, he has put to bed previous problems of getting past his first game and now has the opportunity to build on that later.
Price had a poor first leg at times but held his throw on the second attempt after Cross missed double 20 for a 77 checkout.
‘The Iceman’ hit a 180 and follow it up with a 118 but emphatically took out an 82 checkout delivering a trademark celebration to the crowd.
Cross brought himself back into immediate contention with a break of throw himself to make it 2-1 to Price. Another good leg saw him bring himself back to parity with a 43 checkout.
Price though once again went ahead holding throw with a 54 checkout. He produced a mistaken brilliant checkout attempt going 125 with two bulls, as a result Cross held throw with a double four.
Price though regained the upperhand at 5-4 with four 180’s and he extended that to a 6-4 lead averaging 102.05 at that point.
Cross produced a brilliant response though hitting double 15 with a last dart in hand to go to 6-5 behind. A 47 checkout saw him regain a two leg lead at 7-5. He went within two to potentially record a welcome return to the winners circle.
The Welshman finished off proceedings to claim a brilliant victory with a 10-5 win and a 99.33 average.
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Champions League of Darts schedule, day one
Daryl Gurney (85.80) 7-10 (89.76) Peter Wright (Group B)
Rob Cross (93.71) 5-10 (99.33) Gerwyn Price (Group B)
15:30 Michael Smith v Gary Anderson (Group A)
16:30 Michael van Gerwen v James Wade (Group A)
Tags: Champions League of Darts 2019, Gerwyn Price
PRICE WINS IT!
On his Champions League debut an impressive Gerwyn Price defeats Rob Cross 10-5 with a 99.33 average and seven 180s! pic.twitter.com/g090pt0YD1
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) October 19, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill