13 February 2020

Darts history-maker Fallon Sherrock provides another thriller as she draws with Glen Durrant in Premier League debut

Darts history-maker Fallon Sherrock put on another thrilling display as she earned a hard-fought draw with three-time world champion Glen Durrant in her debut at the Premier League this evening.

Sherrock claimed a challenger spot for the Nottingham leg of the league after her phenomenal run at the Darts World Championships last December.

The crowd were fully behind her with the venue rocking as she made her way to the stage for a match in which she didn't disappoint.

Sherrock once again made history the second she threw her first dart as she became the first woman to ever compete in the Premier League.

Premier League matches are the best of 12 legs and Sherrock held her throw in the early stages.

Durrant took the first leg but Sherrock hit back as she took the second leg after hitting two 140s. The crowd roared as she hit a 14-dart hold of throw - game on.

Durrant held his nerve in the third leg as Sherrock left herself a 24 finish, meaning he had to hit 16. The crowd booed as he found his double on his second attempt at double eight.

Sensationally, Sherrock once again clawed her way back into the match with an 18-dart leg in the fourth to make it 2-2.

Durrant breezed the fifth but felt the pressure in the sixth as he failed to hit double top with six darts as Sherrock made it three legs a piece. 

The crowd in Nottingham loved Sherrock (PA Images)

Sherrock broke Durrant's throw in the seventh leg to go ahead for the first time in the match and the crowd ramped up their support ten-fold. Were they about to see a moment of darts history?

They certainly believed so as she went 5-3 up in the eighth leg with a 60 check-out. The boos of the crowd rang around the arena once again though as Durrant claimed the ninth.

Astoundingly, and to the delight of the fans, Sherrock won the tenth leg to put her 6-4 ahead but Durrant was determined to scrape a point from the match as he claimed the 11th.

He managed to salvage a point and secured a 6-6 draw in the nail-biting contest between the pair.

Durrant said post-match: "That was the toughest game I ever had... but not because of the crowd. Credit goes to this girl."

Sherrock added: "I've loved every minute of it. It makes me feel speechless...I'm so grateful."

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