BETWAY Premier League Liverpool
Adrian Lewis hit a 9 Darter and averaged 111.52 in his win over Barney at the Echo Arena Liverpool on night 11 of the Betway Premier League.
ADRIAN LEWIS landed his fifth televised nine-dart finish as he recorded a 7-4 Betway Premier League win over Raymond van Barneveld at the Echo Arena, Liverpool on Thursday.
The Stoke superstar put himself in line for a £15,000 bonus as he achieved perfection for the fifth time on TV – and third time against Van Barneveld on the big stage – with a moment of magic at the Echo Arena. Lewis had already taken out a 140 finish as he led 2-0, with Van Barneveld having taken out 128 to reply in leg three before opening the fourth with a 180.
Lewis replied in kind before adding another maximum, and then took out the 141 finish to complete another historic achievement. Van Barneveld pulled back from 4-1 down to 5-3, but Lewis went on to seal his sixth win of the season by taking out 81 on the bull, ending the match with a season-best 111.52 average.
In the night’s opening game, Anderson snatched a draw with Dave Chisnall in a dramatic deciding leg – as the Merseyside thrower missed seven darts for victory. had hit back from 3-1 down with four straight legs to lead 5-3, only for Chisnall to hit two 180s in an 11-darter to respond and finishes of tops and 74 to move 6-5 up.
Chisnall then scored 180, 121 and 180 to leave 20 after nine darts in the final leg, only to miss seven darts at doubles for the win, allowing Anderson back in to hit double ten and share the points. “I thought the game deserved to be a draw,” said Chisnall. “Gary missed a few doubles earlier on and I did at the end – I could have nicked it, but that’s darts.
“It’s swings and roundabouts in this game, and if you don’t hit the double you don’t win. It was just that one leg at the end that cost me. “I’m happy with a point and I still believe I can qualify – there’s five games left and if I win all them and the other results go my way then you never know.” Anderson said: “At 5-3 I was feeling alright but Dave came back. I scraped it but I’m happy with a point.”
Betway Premier League
Night 11 – Thursday April 13th
Echo Arena, Liverpool
101.46 Gary Anderson 6-6 Dave Chisnall 98.98
103.48 Michael van Gerwen 6-6 Peter Wright 99.79
111.52 Adrian Lewis 7-4 Raymond van Barneveld 99.29 (9 Darter Lewis)
98.96 Phil Taylor 5-7 James Wade 93.88
103.85 Peter Wright 2-7 Gary Anderson 113.44
Tickets: 0844 8000 400 or via www.echoarena.co.uk
|Michael van Gerwen||11||7||3||1||+21||26||17|
|Raymond van Barneveld||12||6||2||4||+6||24||14|
|Jelle Klaasen (E)||9||1||1||7||-16||15||3|
|Kim Huybrechts (E)||9||0||3||6||-23||11||3|