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Fabulous Fallon makes more history with epic Grand Slam of Darts win

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Last Updated: 16/11/21 10:47pm


    Fallon Sherrock made Grand Slam history after beating Gabriel Clemens with a sensational 170 finish to become the first woman to qualify for the second round

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    Fallon Sherrock made Grand Slam history after beating Gabriel Clemens with a sensational 170 finish to become the first woman to qualify for the second round

    Fallon Sherrock made Grand Slam history after beating Gabriel Clemens with a sensational 170 finish to become the first woman to qualify for the second round

    Fallon Sherrock continued to make more history as she became the first woman to make it through to the knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts with a sensational victory over Gabriel Clemens.

    Sherrock produced another quite remarkable performance to battle back from 3-1 down to defeat the German No 1 with a stunning 170 finish.

    Michael van Gerwen laid down a marker for the rest of the opposition after breezing through his match with John Henderson thanks to four 180s and a spectacular 125.

    Defending champion Jose de Sousa required three legs to make it through, but he made hard work of it against Luke Humphries as he lived to fight another day.

    Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Tuesday’s results

    Group EGabriel Clemens 3-5 Fallon Sherrock
    Peter Wright 5-0 Mike De Decker
    Group FLuke Humphries 5-3 Jose de Sousa
    Mensur Suljovic 5-0 Matt Campbell
    Group GJohn Henderson 1-5 Michael van Gerwen
    Joe Cullen 5-2 Lisa Ashton
    Group HRaymond van Barneveld vs Gary Anderson
    Michael Smith 5-3 Joe Davis

    Sensational Sherrock continues fairytale run

    ‘Queen of the Palace’ Sherrock required a 5-3 or better against Clemens in a titanic encounter.

    A poor start allowed Clemens to break throw in the opening leg, but Sherrock hit back through double 16 to level up. A third break followed immediately with the German taking out 72 to edge closer to the four legs he required to make it through.

    Sherrock fired in this fabulous 141 to break back against Clemens

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    Sherrock fired in this fabulous 141 to break back against Clemens

    Sherrock fired in this fabulous 141 to break back against Clemens

    Sherrock’s set-up play was letting her down, while Clemens continued to pull clear as he pinned tops for a 3-1 advantage.

    The 27-year-old was not giving up the fight though. She struck double 9 for a hold of throw and then landed an unbelievable 141 to make it 3-3 to keep the dream alive. Sherrock, who made it through to the last 32 of the Worlds in 2020, kept the scoring up to hold for 4-3 to pile on the pressure.

    The match came down to one leg of darts with Sherrock requiring ‘The Big Fish’ to make it through. And in typical Fallon fashion, she nailed it to set up a last-16 meeting with Mensur Suljovic.

    Peter Wright, the reigning World Matchplay champion, destroyed Mike De Decker – completing a 5-0 success with two double 18s for a show-stopping 90 checkout.

    Peter Wright pointed out young kids in the crowd as the 'future of darts'

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    Peter Wright pointed out young kids in the crowd as the ‘future of darts’

    Peter Wright pointed out young kids in the crowd as the ‘future of darts’

    With seven world titles between them, Raymond van Barneveld took on Gary Anderson in an all-or-nothing clash.

    Michael Smith's last defeat in the group stages of the competition came against Mensur Suljovic in 2017

    Michael Smith’s last defeat in the group stages of the competition came against Mensur Suljovic in 2017

    Michael Smith maintained his perfect winning record to top Group H with a 5-3 win against a wounded Joe Davis, who came into the tournament suffering with an elbow injury.

    A major TV title still awaits ‘Bully Boy’ but the St Helens’ thrower will be fancying his chances of going all the way in Wolverhampton this week after his 13th consecutive group-game victory.

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    Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Wednesday’s fixtures

    Second RoundGerwyn Price vs Bradley Brooks
    Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Rafferty
    James Wade vs Rowby-John Rodriguez
    Ryan Joyce vs Rob Cross

    MVG & Cullen qualify for last 16

    Michael van Gerwen remains adamant he still has a lot left in the tank

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    Michael van Gerwen remains adamant he still has a lot left in the tank

    Michael van Gerwen remains adamant he still has a lot left in the tank

    Former world No 1 and three-time Grand Slam of Darts champion Van Gerwen required just one leg against Henderson to ensure qualification, but ‘The Green Machine’ was out to cause utter destruction on the Wolverhampton stage.

    Henderson broke Van Gerwen to get a leg on the board with this 110 checkout

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    Henderson broke Van Gerwen to get a leg on the board with this 110 checkout

    Henderson broke Van Gerwen to get a leg on the board with this 110 checkout

    The Dutchman broke for 2-0 and looked on course to ending it in the blink of an eye, but ‘The Highlander’ had other ideas after landing a maximum before taking out 110.

    Van Gerwen defeated Henderson with this outrageous 125 finish!

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    Van Gerwen defeated Henderson with this outrageous 125 finish!

    Van Gerwen defeated Henderson with this outrageous 125 finish!

    That only seemed to annoy MVG, who stepped on the gas to win the next three legs on the spin. He finished things off with an obscene 125 (bullseye, 25, bullseye) to complete a 5-1 triumph.

    Very happy to top the group tonight. It’s always hard knowing you only need a few legs but job done. Full credit to @hendo180 keep going mate 👊🏻. Now to watch Holland play back at the hotel. Thank you for all the messages 💚💚 pic.twitter.com/oRosXHyAPg

    — Michael Van Gerwen (@MvG180) November 16, 2021

    Joe Cullen advanced to the knockout stages for the first time in his career

    Joe Cullen advanced to the knockout stages for the first time in his career

    ‘The Rockstar’ Joe Cullen went up against Lisa Ashton knowing a win would put him through, but the four-time women’s world champion was hoping to go out with a bang having lost her opening two Group G matches.

    After sharing the opening five legs, Yorkshireman Cullen struck with a 76 checkout before completing a 5-2 victory over ‘The Lancashire Rose’ to join Van Gerwen in the knockout stages for the very first time.

    De Sousa scrapes into next round

    Jose de Sousa was on his way out of the Grand Slam before he reeled off two crucial legs to take him through

    Jose de Sousa was on his way out of the Grand Slam before he reeled off two crucial legs to take him through

    De Sousa headed on stage knowing he had one foot in the next round of the competition, but former youth champion Humphries was out to spoil the party knowing he needed to win 5-2 or better to advance.

    And ‘Cool Hand’ made a quite brilliant start by flying into a 2-0 lead before the Portuguese ace got on the board.

    Humphries nailed a superb 117 finish to break the defending champion for a 4-1 lead and had the throw to end De Sousa’s hopes of retaining his title. However, ‘The Special One’ pinned tops and then won an edgy leg on throw to make it into the next round.

    Humphries broke De Sousa for a 4-1 lead with this sublime 117

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    Humphries broke De Sousa for a 4-1 lead with this sublime 117

    Humphries broke De Sousa for a 4-1 lead with this sublime 117

    Humphries ended up completing a 5-3 win, but it was not enough for the 26-year-old.

    Suljovic was in clinical form to end the hopes of Canadian Matt Campbell to move into the last 16.

    The Austrian completed a stunning whitewash win in Group F thanks to a 90 checkout. He finished with a three-dart average just shy of 106 and 83 per cent on the doubles.

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