Fallon Sherrock, Michael van Gerwen, Luke Humphries and defending champion Michael Smith all win on the Grand Slam of Darts on Sunday night in Wolverhampton; Stay protection continues on Monday from 7pm on Sky Sports activities Area
Final Up to date: 13/11/23 12:19am
Fallon Sherrock, Michael van Gerwen, Luke Humphries and defending champion Michael Smith all gained on a bumper evening on the Grand Slam of Darts on Sunday.
Sherrock gained a last-leg shoot-out to defeat Dutchman Martijn Kleermaker to maintain her hopes of creating it by means of to the knockout phases of the match.
‘The Queen of the Palace’ joined Beau Greaves in delighting a packed out-crowd at WV Lively Aldersley, on a landmark day which noticed two feminine stars prevail in the identical PDC premier televised occasion for the primary time.
Grand Slam of Darts: Teams A-C-E-G Second Matches
|James Wade||5-2||Nathan Girvan (A)|
|Michael Smith||5-4||Krzysztof Ratajski(A)|
|Dirk van Duijvenbode||5-2||Steve Lennon (C)|
|Luke Humphries||5-1||Gary Anderson (C)|
|Peter Wright||5-4||Dave Chisnall (E)|
|Stephen Bunting||3-5||Stowe Buntz (E)|
|Martijn Kleermaker||4-5||Fallon Sherrock (G)|
|Michael van Gerwen||5-4||Rob Cross (G)|
Sherrock, a Grand Slam quarter-finalist in 2021, returned to successful methods in Wolverhampton with a deciding-leg success towards Kleermaker in her second Group G encounter.
The 29-year-old was crushed by a formidable Van Gerwen on Saturday’s opening evening, though she stored her qualification hopes alive with a battling victory towards Kleermaker.
“I used to be shaking close to the tip, however I obtained throughout the road,” mirrored Sherrock, who will play 2018 World Champion Rob Cross for a spot within the final 16 on Tuesday.
“I believe whenever you put me in these stress conditions that’s when my finest darts come out, so hopefully I can produce one thing particular in my subsequent recreation.
“Michael [van Gerwen] produced his A-game towards me and I felt like I handled that fairly nicely, and I count on Rob will do the identical, however hopefully I can grind out a win!”
Van Gerwen sealed his qualification in dramatic fashion, rallying from 3-1 right down to win a last-leg shoot-out towards Cross, who landed 136 and 108 finishes earlier than lacking three match darts within the decider.
Defending champion Michael Smith, who’s but to substantiate his place within the knockout stage, defeated Krzysztof Ratajski 5-4 to make it 18 straight wins within the group stage.
Ratajski averaged 101 and conjured up the primary 170 checkout of the match, just for Smith to transform a nerveless 106 outshot within the closing leg to retain high spot in Group A.
The world No 1 will now tackle James Wade in a crunch showdown on Monday, after the three-time finalist gained 5 straight legs to defeat Nathan Girvan 5-2 and preserve his qualification hopes alive.
World Grand Prix champion Luke Humphries is in pole place in Group C, averaging nearly 101 to wrap up an emphatic 5-1 win towards two-time finalist Gary Anderson in Sunday night’s finale.
Humphries’ closing round-robin fixture pits him towards Dirk van Duijvenbode, who battled by means of the ache barrier to see off Steve Lennon with assistance from 139 and 136 finishes.
American debutant Stowe Buntz assured his progress from Group E with a medical 5-3 success towards Stephen Bunting, who missed double 12 for a nine-darter halfway by means of the match.
In the meantime, on Tuesday, world No 2 Peter Wright will face Bunting in a straight Group E shoot-out, after successful by means of a topsy-turvy tie towards Dave Chisnall to remove the 2014 runner-up.
What occurs on Monday on the Grand Slam?
Group Stage: Teams A-D Remaining Matches
|Gerwyn Value||vs||Gian van Veen (D)|
|Josh Rock||vs||Berry van Peer (B)|
|Gary Anderson||vs||Steve Lennon (C)|
|Luke Humphries||vs||Dirk van Duijvenbode (C)|
|Nathan Rafferty||vs||Ryan Searle (D)|
|Krzysztof Ratajski||vs||Nathan Girvan (A)|
|Michael Smith||vs||James Wade (A)|
|Jonny Clayton||vs||Chris Dobey (B)|
Teams A-D draw to an in depth on Monday night, earlier than gamers from Teams E-H proceed their battle for qualification on Tuesday.
Stay Grand Slam of Darts
November 13, 2023, 7:00pm
The highest two gamers from every group will progress to the knockout stage, with the last-16 motion set to start on Wednesday November 15.
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