Darts: World champion takes the Biscuit

A blistering performance from champion Michael van Gerwen ended Yorkshire's interest in the PDC world darts championship.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 22nd December 2017, 11:16 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd December 2017, 11:35 pm
James Wilson
James Wilson

Huddersfield’s James Wilson, the only player from the county to reach the second round, was whitewashed 4-0 by the world number one at Alexandra Palace in north London.

Van Gerwen, aiming for a third world title and second in successive years, averaged 108.65 - the eighth highest in tournament history - and won all 12 legs, restricting Wilson to just four darts at a double.

Wilson - known as Lethal Biscuit - missed double-16 for a 132 finish, after successive bulls, in the second leg of the match and was later off target with three attempts at the middle of the board.

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The world No 32 played better than the score suggests, but was rarely given a chance after Van Gerwen broke his throw in the opening leg with a 142 checkout.

Wilson hit four maximum 180s, 12 scores of 140 and 26 of more than 100 to finish with an impressive three-dart average of 96.02.