We’re at Day 21 of the PDC Home Tour and have former World Champion Rob Cross in action. ‘Voltage’ is in fine form, and comes up against Belgian player Dimitri Van den Bergh. ‘Dancing Dimitri’ was a two-time youth champion, and will be looking to dump out the man ranked No.4 in the Order of Merit.
Looking back on yesterday’s action, unknown Scotsman Ryan Murray, who is ranked 135 in the world, was the surprise hit.
130 TO WIN IT!
Joe Cullen seals a superb 5-3 win with a 130 checkout on the bullseye but it's not enough to take top spot and Ryan Murray wins Group 20! pic.twitter.com/P1lIu6sds2
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 6, 2020
The man from Edinburgh is a printer by trade and sprung a big surprise when winning three out of three. He even overcame having to move his dartboard into his bedroom to get some peace and quiet from his three kids. Congratulations to him a really good performance.
Another interesting note from last night: John Michael played live from Greece, and has a picture of himself on his dartboard surround so if he missed his doubles by too much he would have pinned himself in the head with a dart!
Anyway, back to tonight’s action…
Rob Cross v William Borland
Borland, 23, won his tour card this year for the PDC circuit so has proven his credentials, but I have to admit I don’t know a great deal about him.
Dimitri Van Den Bergh v Karel Sedlacek
Sedlacek, 41, is a former Czech national champion who won his tour card this year, and is another decent newly emerging player on the circuit. Dancing Dimitri should have too much for him here though.
William Borland v Karel Sedlacek
This is an interesting match. I expect it to be close, but Borland looks the better player.
Rob Cross v Dimitri Van den Bergh
So, on to the big one of the night. I like the way Cross is playing at the moment, he is used to playing at home and practises hard. We all know how good he can be.
Dimitri Van den Bergh v William Borland
I’m going for Borland to cause an upset here. Dimitri could be licking his wounds after being beaten by Cross.
Karel Sedlacek v Rob Cross
Bet of the Night
My bet of the night is for Rob Cross to record 5-3 victories in all of his matches. He has loads of experience, loads of practice and is working hard.