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A conflict of generations will happen on Saturday as Raymond van Barneveld overcame Jim Williams and can face Luke Littler subsequent; World Darts Championship runs all the best way till the ultimate subsequent Wednesday – we’re again on Friday at 7.30pm, stay on Sky Sports activities Darts
Final Up to date: 29/12/23 5:16pm
Raymond van Barneveld beat Jim Williams 4-1 to arrange a mouth-watering final 16 tie in opposition to Luke Littler on Saturday.
Van Barneveld hasn’t reached this stage of the competitors for the reason that 2018 match and is 40 years older than 16-year-old Littler.
Littler has bought the darting world speaking along with his unbelievable run to the fourth spherical on debut and is third favorite to win the entire occasion, solely behind Michael van Gerwen and Luke Humphries.
World Darts Championship: Friday Afternoon Outcomes
|Berry van Peer (R3)
|Krzysztof Ratajski (R3)
|Raymond van Barneveld (R3)
Van Barneveld did not present an excessive amount of spark however gained the important thing legs together with a dramatic first set the place Williams missed 5 set darts.
The Welshman levelled up by taking the subsequent set however Van Barneveld gained the subsequent six legs of the match to go 3-1 up and was on target for a run of 9 consecutive legs as he went 2-0 up within the fifth set, just for Williams to struggle again to 2-2 and ship it to a deciding leg.
Throwing first, Van Barneveld held his nerve and located D8 to recover from the road however faces an enormous problem in opposition to the rising celebrity Littler subsequent.
Heta fights again and Clayton wins
Elsewhere, Damon Heta roared again from two units all the way down to beat Berry van Peer 4-3 in a rollercoaster match.
Heta went 3-2 forward and was on target to win 4 consecutive units, just for the Dutchman to show the tables with a 108 checkout and an 11-dart leg to take the match right into a decider.
A scrappy first leg within the seventh set went the best way of Heta, as he broke the throw, which set the Australian as much as win the set 3-1 and e-book a spot within the final 16 the place he’ll face Scott Williams.
Jonny Clayton wasn’t at his greatest however took a 4-2 victory over Krzysztof Ratajski and can play former world champion Rob Cross on Saturday.
Anderson, MVG and Smith headline Friday evening
In a while Friday evening, two-time world champion Gary Anderson rounds off the third spherical motion in opposition to Croatia’s Boris Krcmar from 7pm on Sky Sports activities Darts.
Michael van Gerwen then takes on Stephen Bunting and the fourth spherical begins with reigning champion Michael Smith going up in opposition to ‘Hollywood’ Chris Dobey.
The final 16 will conclude on Saturday December 30, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and closing happening from January 1-3.
The game’s largest occasion sees the remaining gamers compete for the Sid Waddell Trophy and £2.5m in prize cash at Alexandra Palace. You’ll be able to watch all of the motion stay on our devoted Sky Sports activities Darts channel.
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