Cross stuns Taylor in world dart final
LONDON – Agence France-Presse
Cross, a former electrician who only turned professional at the start of 2017, hit a 167 to go 2-0 up and was soon three sets ahead.
Taylor, 57, burst into life when he took out 151 en route to whitewashing his opponent in the fourth and then almost hit the perfect leg at the start of the fifth.
But after he was denied double 12 for a nine-darter, Cross won that leg and moved to one set away from becoming world champion.
At the end, Taylor embraced his young conqueror and held up a sign saying “Thank you, thank you” as the crowd chanted his name.
“It’s been marvelous. I’ve had a fantastic career, [but with] the youngsters coming through I just can’t do it anymore,” Taylor said.