Michael van Gerwen last Thursday, his third party in the Premier League Darts won. The number one of the world had in Dublin a little trouble with former world champion Rob Cross: 7-2.
Van Gerwen got on 6-0 the chance at a whitewash, but he missed two arrows on double 4. Cross benefited, then picked up a leg and also got an arrow for 6-3, but on the eighth matchdart was the touch for the Dutchman.
The reigning world champion threw just fine with an average of almost 102 per three arrows, while Cross not his best level of his career. The 28-year-old Englishman was sitting with his average of just above 93 points.
Van Gerwen, who is the Premier League the last three years and in 2013 won, was in the first round too strong for the Englishman, Michael Smith (7-5) and beat last week in Glasgow the Austrian Mensur Suljovic (7-3).
Cross, the world champion of 2018, began the third round on the third place with three points. He started the competition with a draw against Peter Wright (6-6) and won by James Wade (7-4).
Michael van Gerwen. (Photo: Michael Cooper/PDC)
Irishman Lennon can’t stunt against Wright
The Irishman Steve Lennon was Thursday in Dublin, the substitute for the injured Gary Anderson. The Shot is this Premier League every week by a other darter replaced. The 25-year-old Lennon was despite a 3-0-lead not stunt against Wright: 5-7.
Price and Wade shared the points in the 3Arena (6-6), despite a 5-2-ahead for Wade. The Northern Irishman Daryl Gurney recorded against Smith his second victory in the Premier League: 7-5.
Raymond van Barneveld in the last game of the evening against Suljovic.
The fourth matchday of the Premier League is next week Thursday at the Westpoint Arena in the English Exeter.