Jamie Lewis caused one of the shocks of the World Darts Championship so far by smashing Peter Wright 4-1 to go into the last 16 and a quarter where it is all unfancied players so a big opportunity can arise for either him, his opponent tomorrow James Richardson, Darren Webster and Toni Alcinas to reach the semi-final.
In his win, he averaged 107, hit an incredible 13 180s and hit some tremendous checkouts of 125, 123 and 121 with an overall checkout percentage of 53.85.
“I still can’t quite believe it to be honest,” said Lewis, who plays James Richardson next. “I expected to give him a good game, I didn’t really expect to beat him.
“I’ve been playing well the last couple of weeks and I thought if I can keep playing like that then I’ll give him a good game but to win – I’m obviously over the moon with it.
“I’ve played better in practice and things like that but to play like that on the biggest stage in darts – I’m really chuffed.
“It’s always been there, it’s been myself not really believing in me. The last few weeks I’ve started to believe in myself a bit more and that’s obviously working so hopefully I can keep it going.”


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Author: Samuel Gill