Michael van Gerwen was taking on Phil Taylor in a special exhibition at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester last night.

It was special because it was the first meeting between Van Gerwen and Taylor for two years and it didn’t disappoint.

Despite an average of 94.83 from Taylor, he didn’t get near the dominance of ‘Mighty Mike’ with the World Number One hitting a 110 average in a 9-3 victory over ‘The Power’ as he steps up his World Championship preparations.

There was also brilliance from Glen Durrant who defeated Vincent van der Voort in a shorter format game 5-2 with a 104.5 average and a high checkout of 109.

Despite that the night belonged to Van Gerwen who showed Taylor no mercy on the stage averaging up to 115 at one point.

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Author: Samuel Gill