Fallon Sherrock’s Growing Profile and Premier League Bid Discussed by Colin Lloyd | Darts News


Sherrock could provisionally enter world top 64 with two wins at Alexandra Palace

Sherrock could provisionally enter world top 64 with two wins at Alexandra Palace

Fallon Sherrock is currently the most prominent darts player in the world according to former world number one Colin Lloyd, who admits he would like to see ‘the queen of the palace’ included in next year’s Premier League.

Sherrock took the Grand Slam of darts by storm on her Wolverhampton debut, writing another scintillating chapter in her developing darts story by becoming the first woman to reach a major quarterfinal in the PDC rankings.

She also recorded the highest TV average [101.55] by a player in her 5-0 win over Mike De Decker, before converting a spectacular 170 checkout to topple Gabriel Clemens and advance his group like a fairy tale.

The 27-year-old picked up a second victory over Mensur Suljovic in the last 16, before succumbing to Peter Wright 16-13 in an epic quarter-final fight, despite scoring 98.9 and a 180-eight shot. .

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

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

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

Wright has claimed Sherrock « deserves » a place in the sport’s biggest roadshow after winning their last eight epics, and two-time major PDC winner Lloyd believes it would be a huge moment for the sport.

« There will always be people who say she doesn’t have a Tour card, does she deserve a place in their Premier League, » Lloyd told the Darts show podcast.

“Let’s get the facts straight, the most talked about dart player on this planet right now… is Fallon Sherrock.

“Dart fans aren’t going to like this – it’s not MVG; Gezzy is up there because he actually won the event, but I think the player being talked about the most right now is Fallon.

Peter Wright backed Fallon Sherrock for a Premier League spot after their brilliant darts Grand Slam quarter-final clash

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Peter Wright backed Fallon Sherrock for a Premier League spot after their brilliant darts Grand Slam quarter-final clash

Peter Wright backed Fallon Sherrock for a Premier League spot after their brilliant darts Grand Slam quarter-final clash

“What people need to understand is that the Premier League is a spectacle. It’s a show that travels all over the UK; he goes to Dublin, he goes to Berlin and he goes to Rotterdam.

“It’s not a classified event, it’s about showing the world the game of darts. For me right now, why not put it in?

 » It’s my opinion. Now if anyone wants to come back to me with that, go ahead. But it’s a spectacle. « 

The dart world was aware of Sherrock’s threat in the shorter distance, but his quarterfinal clash against Wright was uncharted territory on a stretched out format.

“There is no argument against that in terms of the competition and the quality of the matches. No one is going to do for the game what Fallon is doing right now, not even up close. Sometimes it is a difficult decision to make the right decision, but it has to be done. « 

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However, Sherrock performed beautifully, averaging over 100 for long stretches, and it took a superb performance from the world number 2 to progress.

« I know there are going to be a few players out there who think to themselves and throw their hats in the ring for that, but it’s all about the timing, I think, and she played incredibly well, » Lloyd added.

“One of the things that worried us was getting into a game that was the best of the 31 – we saw her play a short distance. I said the longer format would be where Peter Wright makes sense.

“He won the game, but he certainly didn’t dominate the game. Fallon was throwing as well and steadily throughout the match, she proved she can compete in a longer format, a short format.

“The PDC set a precedent by saying you need a tour card to go to the Premier League. That they come back to it, who knows? She got into the mix. There’s a world championship to be played and that usually dictates the premier league makeup, but a good tournament there and she’s definitely in the equation.

Webster: Fallon is in the Premier League mix

« She just goes up and plays darts and when she’s on she’s on. » She was just a joy to watch.

“She’s not fazed by anything. If she was missing – it was a small smile then she berated herself and it should come back and when she spoke to the oche again she was focused.

“I liked it and of course why not give it a shot in the Premier League? Why not ? « 

It won’t take long to wait for the darts to return to your screens and it’s the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace – join us on Air sports for each arrow in each 16-day session that begins Wednesday, December 15.



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