World Champion Peter Wright was kicked out of the Grand Slam of Darts after losing to Nathan Aspinall, while Josh Rock set up a knockout encounter with Michael van Gerwen. Watch all darts live on Sky Sports every day until the finals on Sunday 20th November
Last updated: Nov 15, 2022 23:54
Best finish from Night 4 of the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton
World Champion Peter Wright was sensationally ousted from the Grand Slam of Darts by Nathan Aspinall, while Josh Rock mounted a blockbuster clash with Michael van Gerwen at Wolverhampton.
On a spectacular night, Aspinall produced an electrifying comeback to knock out Wright, while Ross Smith delivered a record-breaking display in his victory over Van Gerwen.
‘The Asp’ played four straight legs from 2-1 down to eliminate world champions Wright as Group EH ended a dramatic fourth day at Aldersley Leisure Village.
Aspinall crashed Wright with these winning darts…
“I’m so happy to have come through and I can’t believe we’re top of our group,” admitted Aspinall, who will face Jermaine Wattimena in the quarter-finals.
“Peter is going through a tough time right now. I think his head wasn’t in the game. Best wishes to Joe, but I have to go out there and do my job.” did not.”
Tuesday November 15th – Results
|Group F||Jermaine Wattimena||5-1||Leonard Gates|
|Group F||Johnny Clayton||2-5||Damon Heta|
|Group G||luke woodhouse||4-5||Nathan Rafferty|
|Group G||Michael Van Gerwen||4-5||Ross Smith|
|Group E||Alan Suter||5-2||Fallon Sherlock|
|Group E||Peter Wright||2-5||Nathan Aspinall|
|Group H||Ryan Searle||3-5||Scott Williams|
|Group H||Luke Humphries||3-5||Josh Rock|
Nathan Aspinall couldn’t hide his joy after beating Peter Wright to lead Group E.
Wright needed three legs to secure his place in the knockout stage and was penalized for wasting two darts at the top for a 3–1 lead in the crucial fourth leg.
Aspinall took advantage of legs of 14 and 13 darts to lead 4-2 on a 106 checkout, and despite rejecting a five match dart with an edgy conclusion, he regained his composure and scored on double eight. I have completed the procedure.
‘The Asp’ achieved this impressive 106 finish against Wright.
His 5-2 success put him at the top of the group by a leg. Alan Suterdefeated Fallon Sherlock 5-2 early in the night.
“Watching that match backstage was the worst feeling I’ve ever had in darts. It sucked,” admitted Soter, who faces Johnny Clayton in the second round on Thursday.
“The Grand Slam was a freeroll for me, and I’m really happy to be in the top 40 in the world in less than two years after joining the tour.
Ross Smith says he wanted to show everyone what he could do against Michael van Gerwen
Elsewhere, Van Gerwen secured the top spot in Group G, despite losing to Smith, who has undoubtedly inspired him in previous tournament matches.
The ‘Smudgers’ were guaranteed qualification prior to the draw with Van Gerwen following Luke Woodhouse’s defeat. Nathan Raffertyand he produced a ferocious display to win in the nine-leg epic.
Smith set a Grand Slam of Darts group stage record by achieving a maximum of nine in a sensational victory.
“I wanted to show people what I could do against the best opponents in the world,” Smith said. He averaged 107.9, his highest score in every leg.
“I wish I could start now.
MVG pulled off this impressive 145 checkout when losing to Smith.
Wodehouse saw his qualification hopes dashed in a thrilling ninth leg against Nathan Rafferty. He averaged 101 and five times he crashed with 180 to achieve his first 170 finish of the tournament.
The Rock scored 121 against Humphries to advance to the Round of 16
Northern Ireland star Josh Rock joins Group H Luke Humphries In the final 16 after running out 5-3 winners in a captivating showdown between the pairs.
Scott Williams scored an amazing average of 107 to achieve a quality clash with Ryan Searle in another Group G tie, registering six 180 darts and two 11 darts in the process.
Josh Rock says proud of himself after reaching round of 16
“I believe I can win this tournament,” insisted Rock, who will face three-time Grand Slam champion Van Gerwen in Thursday night’s round of 16.
“It’s going to be a great match. I’ve never played Michael before. In my opinion, he’s the second best player of all time, but I’m not afraid to play him.”
Luke Woodhouse Pinned This Awesome 170 Checkout In Wolverhampton
early morning, Jermaine Wattimena I participated Johnny Clayton They made it through Group F and defeated North American champion Leonard Gates’ debauchery to win 5-1.
Watimena closed the deal with a clinical 108 kills. This result means Damon Heta had to whitewash Clayton to keep his Grand Slam dream alive.
Although the Australian failed to produce a heroic escape action, he bowed out with a best average of 93 and landed three 180s to give Claytons first defeat of the campaign.
Best action from another dramatic night in Wolverhampton
Wednesday November 17th – Fixtures (7pm)
|Best of 16 (Best of 19 Legs)||Raymond Van Barneveld||versus||Simon Whitlock|
|Michael Smith||versus||Rob Cross|
|Danny Nopert||versus||Gerwyn Price|
|Dirk van Deifenbode||versus||Joe Cullen|
The final 16 Grand Slam matches begin Wednesday night with reigning champion Gerwyn Price taking on UK Open winner Danny Nopert and 2012 champion Raymond van Barneveld taking on Australia’s World Cup hero Simon Whitlock To do.
Former World Cup of Darts partners Michael Smith and Rob Cross clashed as Masters champion Joe Cullen qualified for the last eight against Dutch star Dirk van Deifenbode.
Catch the Grand Slam of Darts at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton through to the final on November 20 – all sessions will be streamed live on Sky Sports. Don’t forget that the World Championships will also take place at Sky Sports from December 15th to January 3rd. .