Fallon Sherrock and Beau Greaves suffered losses in opposition to Rob Cross and Damon Heta respectively as their 2023 Grand Slam campaigns got here to an finish; Watch the Grand Slam of Darts on the WV Lively Aldersley on Sky Sports activities – protection continues at 7pm on Wednesday
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Beau Greaves’ sensible run on the Grand Slam was resulted in a detailed 5-4 loss in opposition to Damon Heta.
Greaves began the match with a press release of intent as she took out 101 for the primary leg however the ‘Warmth’ fought again with some sensible finishes, hitting 164, 130, and 105 to take the match within the last-leg decider, after Greaves had missed a match dart.
Heta will now face Michael van Gerwen within the subsequent spherical however admitted he was a bag of nerves going through Greaves in an unbelievable contest.
Group Stage: Teams E-H Remaining Matches
|Dave Chisnall||5-4||Stowe Buntz (E)|
|Nathan Aspinall||4-5||Ricardo Pietreczko (H)|
|Michael van Gerwen||5-4||Martijn Kleermaker (G)|
|Andrew Gilding||5-1||Haruki Muramatsu (F)|
|Danny Noppert||5-4||Brendan Dolan (F)|
|Peter Wright||3-5||Stephen Bunting (E)|
|Rob Cross||5-2||Fallon Sherrock (G)|
|Damon Heta||5-4||Beau Greaves (H)|
“I hope she does not get a Tour card taking part in like that or we might be in hassle,” stated Heta.
“She [Greaves] was insane tonight. I used to be shaking like loopy. I’m a match dude, and I’m by no means like that until I’m operating a marathon or one thing.
“Truthful play to Beau. I cheer her on once I watch the darts when she is taking part in so to play in opposition to her and simply to recover from that line is huge.”
Fallon Sherrock’s hopes of constructing it out of Group E had been ended by a relentless Rob Cross as he cruised to a 5-2 win in Group G to affix Van Gerwen within the subsequent stage.
Sherrock received an early break of throw for a 1-0 lead however the former world champion confirmed his class, a 98 common and sensible 111 checkout aiding him on the way in which to an important victory.
In one other winner-takes-all match, Stephen Bunting defeated world No 2 Peter Wright in Group E to make it by way of to the following spherical.
Bunting produced sensational 103, 101, and 107 checkouts to take a 3-1 however Snakebite fought again to carry the tie to 4-3, a superb 116 end serving to him on his method.
The St Helens man held on although and took out D16 for the win and to progress alongside Stowe Buntz in Group E.
Van Gerwen accomplished a clear sweep in Group G with a really scrappy 5-4 win over Martijn Kleermaker.
‘The Inexperienced Machine’ was not his typical harmful self however fought again from 3-1 all the way down to in the end take the win.
Danny Noppert sealed prime spot in Group F with a tricky 5-4 win over Brendan Dolan.
Dolan would have wanted a 5-3 victory to qualify however Noppert held robust because the ‘Historical past Maker’ rallied, clinching the win with a superb 121 checkout within the deciding leg.
Andrew Gilding additionally did what he wanted to qualify from Group F with a 5-1 victory over Haruki Muramatsu.
Regardless of Muramatsu taking an early lead, Gilding brough his common as much as 100 and fired in a superb 136 checkout on his solution to victory and a spot within the subsequent spherical.
Elsewhere, an already eradicated Dave Chisnall held on for a 5-4 victory in opposition to already certified Stowe Buntz in Group E, whereas Ricardo Pietreczko rounded off his debut look on the Grand Slam with a 5-4 win over Nathan Aspinall in Group H.
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