Big defeat costs Van Gerwen a leading position in Premier League

Darter Michael van Gerwen has suffered a major defeat in Premier League in Milton Keynes. The Brabander lost on the second day since the resumption of the prestigious competition with 7-3 by Glen Durrant, who en passantly took the lead in the Brabander’s standings.

Yesterday Van Gerwen’s special six-day Premier League event – set to make up for the lost days in the corona crisis – started off so well with a big win on Rob Cross.

At Durrant the scoring went exactly the other way around. Van Gerwen took a 2-1 lead, but then saw his opponent draw five legs in a row. That demarrage turned out to be decisive.

Also Jeffrey the Swan was allowed to make his appearance Wednesday night. However, the guest player could not stand up to Peter Wright. The worldchampion was 7-1 a clear size too big.

Rear closed doors

The Premier League of Darts was six out of seventeen rounds of play when the competition was interrupted by the coronavirus. It is now catching up with six consecutive rounds of play behind closed doors in Milton Keynes from 25 to 30 August.