Scots beaten in World Cup final

Gary Anderson and Peter Wright.
Gary Anderson and Peter Wright.

England’s Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis claimed a third World Cup of Darts title in four years with a thrilling victory over Scotland’s Gary Anderson and Peter Wright (pictured) in the final at Frankfurt’s Eissporthalle on Sunday night.

Scotland knocked out reigning champions Netherlands in a thrilling Doubles decider to put themselves into the final for the first time in the 32-nation pairs event.

Anderson and Wright had produced their nation’s best finish in the five-year history of the tournament, and picked up £13,000 each as the beaten finalists.

Eyemouth’s Anderson had been bidding to add the World Cup of Darts title to the World Championship, Premier League and Players Championship Finals crowns he has claimed in the past seven months, and he conceded: “It wasn’t to be tonight but we gave it everything. Peter was in brilliant form throughout the weekend and I had my moments too, and we loved it. It’s been a fantastic tournament and we had a great time, and hopefully we can go one better next year.”