‘I felt like I could not miss!’: Gerwyn Price hits TWO nine-dart checkouts en route to victory over James Wade to transfer up to second within the Cazoo Premier League in Belfast
- World No 1 Gerwyn Price hit two nine-dart finishes in Belfast on Thursday
- The Welshman took on James Wade within the Cazoo Premier League evening 3 remaining
- In a tense remaining, Price’s accuracy prevailed as he clinched a 6-4 victory
- He strikes inside some extent of Premier League chief Jonny Clayton within the standings
World No 1 Gerywn Price lit up Belfast with two gorgeous nine-dart checkouts en route to victory on evening three of the Cazoo Premier League.
The 36-year-old produced a flawless leg in his absorbing 6-5 semi-final success over five-time champion Michael Van Gerwen earlier than repeating the feat in defeating James Wade 6-4 in a tense remaining.
Wade threatened to steal the spoils however was left to rue a few pricey errors as Price moved up to second within the desk, some extent behind defending champion Jonny Clayton.
World No 1 Gerwyn Price hit two nine-dart finishes in a sensational evening of darts in Belfast
‘Tonight I felt like I could not miss,’ Price, who averaged 107.58 throughout the night, informed Sky Sports.
‘Michael performed very well towards me; that is the most effective recreation me and James have ever had, so I’m simply grateful I’m on the best finish of those video games.
‘I’m taking part in nicely, I’m feeling good in myself and I feel it is half and parcel to do with me being again within the gymnasium and taking care of myself.
The Welshman noticed off James Wade of their Cazoo Premier League conflict on Thursday evening
‘I’m again to nearly my finest – nicely, I feel I may be there.’
Earlier on Thursday, Price introduced plans to make his boxing debut later this 12 months.
The Welshman, who performed skilled rugby union and league earlier than turning his consideration to the oche, left little doubt about his prowess in his present sport.
He started a high-quality night’s work by avenging final month’s World Championship quarter-final exit by the hands of Michael Smith with a 6-3 success.
Price’s victory sees him transfer inside one level of league chief and champion Jonny Clayton
Price had fired his maiden nine-darter of 2022 through the New Year’s Day defeat to Smith and, roared on by the help of a passionate Northern Irish crowd, he went on to twice replicate that achievement on the Odyssey Complex.
Runner-up Wade reached the final two by beating evening two winner Clayton 6-3 after which seeing off evening one winner Peter Wright 6-4 earlier than finally falling brief.
Wright had overcome fellow Scotsman Gary Anderson 6-4 on the quarter-final stage, whereas Dutchman Van Gerwen started with a 6-3 success over Joe Cullen.
Night 4 of the competitors takes place on March 3 in Exeter.