Crowd cheer Anderson to victory

GARY Anderson delighted his home Scottish crowd when he dumped Terry Jenkins 8-3 in the 888.com Premier Darts League in Aberdeen last Thursday.

Anderson hit seven 180s, the joint most by any player in a game this season, and an average of 101.25, helping him cement his second place in the table behind leader Phil Taylor.

“The crowd were brilliant, and I’m as proud as punch,” Anderson said afterwards. “I knew the Scots could sing, but tonight they really helped cheer me on.”

Anderson won his first four matches, when he topped the table, but then lost three in a row.

Now two successive victories have boosted his standing again and on current form he must be thinking about qualification for the semi-finals.

Other winners on the night were: Taylor (8-1 over Mark Webster), Simon Whitlock (8-5 over Raymond van Barneveld) and James Wade (8-3 over Adrian Lewis).

Current standings are:

P Taylor 16, G Anderson 12, S Whitlock 10, R van Barneveld 10, A Lewis 9, J Wade 6, T Jenkins 5, M Webster 4.

Tonight (Thursday) the action moves on to Sheffield for week 10 in the series, where Anderson takes on Webster.

Other games are: Wade v Whitlock; Jenkins v Taylor; and Van Barneveld v Lewis.