Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Peter Wright beats Falllon Sherrock in quarter-final; Michael van Gerwen beaten | Darts News

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Last Updated: 20/11/21 10:22pm

Fallon Sherrock suffered a narrow defeat in a brilliant Grand Slam of Darts quarter-final against Peter Wright (Image: PDC)

Fallon Sherrock suffered a slender defeat in a superb Grand Slam of Darts quarter-final towards Peter Wright (Image: PDC)

Fallon Sherrock’s Grand Slam of Darts fairytale is over after the Queen of the Palace suffered a 16-13 quarter-final defeat towards world No 2 Peter Wright, who will face Michael Smith in the final 4 after Bully Boy shocked Michael van Gerwen.

Sherrock had beaten Mike De Decker, Gabriel Clemens and Mensur Suljovic to grow to be the second lady to win a match on the Grand Slam, set a brand new highest televised common by a feminine participant and grow to be the primary lady to succeed in the knockout levels.

However, that journey ended on the quarter-final stage as a ruthless Wright matched his group-stage win over Sherrock, holding off a superb efficiency from Sherrock, who averaged greater than 100 for a lot of the competition over an extended format, however missed a pair of crunch darts at double to come back up brief.

A 16-13 victory over Van Gerwen gave Smith his first ever TV ranking victory over the Dutchman and ensured Van Gerwen’s wait for a major title will go to 12 months.

Sherrock is left to mirror on a sensational week’s work that has catapulted her into the combination for a Tour Card with out going to Q-School, due to her £20k in prize cash, and into the dialog for Premier League choice forward of her return to Alexandra Palace on the World Championship subsequent month.

Grand Slam of Darts 2021

Quarter-Final Results Gerwyn Price (1) 16-12 Jonny Clayton
James Wade (4) 16-14 Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen (3) 13-16 Michael Smith
Peter Wright (2) 16-13 Fallon Sherrock
Semi-Final Gerwyn Price (1) vs James Wade (4)
Peter Wright (2) vs Michael Smith

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Sherrock falls simply brief towards impressed Snakebite

Sherrock has made headlines all week on the Aldersley Leisure, and a Saturday night time headline act in the ultimate quarter-final of the event towards the person that beat her seven days in the past in her group stage, gave her the possibility for revenge and extra importantly a spot in the final 4.

Wright has twice been a runner-up at the Grand Slam, and remains on course to add to the World Matchplay title he won in July (Image: PDC)

Wright has twice been a runner-up on the Grand Slam, and stays on target so as to add to the World Matchplay title he received in July (Image: PDC)

She began in impressively composed type, main 3-1 early on and touchdown a now-trademark massive end in the method as a 101 checkout helped her into a 3-1 lead.

Needed his greatest darts simply to compete, and in entrance of a boisterous crowd who cheered her each arrow, Snakebite maintained his excellent ending document to claw his manner right into a lead for the primary time after Sherrock missed a dart at double 16.

The pair break up the subsequent six however Wright’s flawless early doubling was starting to let him down, and Sherrock was creating probabilities and matching the world No 2 in the scoring stakes, solely to overlook three darts to degree at 7-7.

Peter Wright 16-13 Fallon Sherrock

Peter Wright Fallon Sherrock
27 100+ 43
22 140+ 22
14 180s 8
16/38 (42%) Double Attempts 13/35
120, 115 100+ finishes 101
100.33 Average 98.90

Sherrock breaks with a brilliant 101 checkout

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Sherrock breaks with a superb 101 checkout

Sherrock breaks with a superb 101 checkout

Wright wanted all three to search out the nook of double 5, which dug him out of a nook, however a 14-dart leg stored her inside putting distance. More probabilities went begging in a pivotal sixteenth leg – each gamers lacking their share earlier than Snakebite held on to his two-leg lead after which powered into an 11-7 lead.

The pair ploughed on, each pushing their common above 100 – an ice-cool 70 from Sherrock gave the gang hope, however in the subsequent leg Sherrock narrowly missed a dart for a 141 end and Wright pounced with his first three-figure finish.

Sherrock breaks with a brilliant 101 checkout

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Sherrock breaks with a superb 101 checkout

Sherrock breaks with a superb 101 checkout

Sherrock landed only a second – however essential – break of throw to shut inside two at 14-12 as a sloppy Wright made a large number of issues from 170 and the distinction was down to at least one due to a superb 13-dart leg.

Wright regained his composure to win the ultimate three legs, crossing the end line with a superb 115 end for a return to the semi-final for the fourth time in six years.

Smith ends Van Gerwen hoodoo to maintain title dream alive

It isn’t usually that Michael van Gerwen takes second billing, and it’s even much less frequent when he’s in the type of type he has proven this week – however that was the case on Saturday night time as his contest with Smith kicked off the night.

Van Gerwen's century of three-figure finishes wasn't enough to inspire a comeback in quarter-final defeat to Smith

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Van Gerwen’s century of three-figure finishes wasn’t sufficient to encourage a comeback in quarter-final defeat to Smith

Van Gerwen’s century of three-figure finishes wasn’t sufficient to encourage a comeback in quarter-final defeat to Smith

However, it was Smith who prevailed, pulling off a uncommon victory over the Dutchman who has so usually proved his nemesis, together with Premier League and World Championship finals however ‘Bully Boy’ remains to be in the hunt for a primary televised title.

MvG is and not using a televised rating title because the Players Championship Finals nearly one 12 months in the past – however the indicators have been there that his greatest could be returning with a Pro Tour title and the Nordic Darts Masters crown in latest weeks.

Smith had different concepts with a spectacular begin to declare the primary 5 legs, averaging nearly 110 and hitting 5 180s on his strategy to a 5-0 lead. Bully Boy missed simply two of his seven darts at double, whereas Van Gerwen had seven himself however did not hit the outer ring with all of them.

Michael Smith put on a world-class display to beat Michael van Gerwen to reach the semi-finals of the Grand Slam

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Michael Smith placed on a world-class show to beat Michael van Gerwen to succeed in the semi-finals of the Grand Slam

Michael Smith placed on a world-class show to beat Michael van Gerwen to succeed in the semi-finals of the Grand Slam

A much-needed 148 from MvG acquired him on the board, with Smith ready on double 16 and Van Gerwen took his tally to a few legs on the bounce when Smith missed a dart for every of the seventh and eighth legs.

The Dutchman took two of the subsequent three to remain inside touching distance, however he was having to dig deep with a sizzling 164 finish ensuring he reduced the deficit to two.

Michael van Gerwen 13-16 Michael Smith

Michael van Gerwen Michael Smith
24 100+ 43
27 140+ 9
5 180s 14
13/37 (35%) Double Attempts 16/36 (44%)
170, 164, 148 100+ finishes
97.44 Average 98.70

Van Gerwen drew to inside one leg, solely to overlook a dart to degree the match and he was royally punished as Smith opened up a three-leg lead once more, an aesthetic 13-dart leg left him 9-6 in entrance and with the Dutchman persevering with to splutter Smith inched nearer to the end line.

Van Gerwen added a spectacular 170 finish to hold on after which punished missed darts from Bully Boy to shut again inside three once more. But Van Gerwen’s doubling profligacy continued as he took his tally to 19 with two extra going begging.

Smith missed 5 darts for a 14-9 lead and Van Gerwen broke however the anticipated restoration by no means got here as he missed one other likelihood to consolidate and Smith was far sufficient in entrance to say a memorable victory regardless of a late MvG flurry.

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