Anderson reveals pain at father’s death

EYEMOUTH’S Gary Anderson has spoken of his grief after the death of his father to stomach cancer last week.

Gary’s dad, who hails from Musselburgh, passed away just 48 hours before the death of his hero, darts legend Jocky Wilson.

Scotland’s top darts player was told the devastating news after playing in the Premier League last week. His dad Gordon, 74, had been battling the illness for two years.

Gary, 41, reportedly said: “It’s a very sad time, an incredibly tough period. My earliest recollection is my dad cheering at the TV when Jocky won the 1982 world championship.

“From seeing that passion in my dad and Jocky, the sport got into my blood. I hope both of them are up there somewhere sharing a pint and throwing a few darts.”

The reigning Premier League champion will be unable to compete in Cardiff this Thursday as he attends his father’s funeral.