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Luke Littler is simply two victories away from profitable the World Darts Championship on his debut at 16 years previous; watch the semi-finals at 7.30pm, Tuesday dwell on Sky Sports activities Darts the place Littler will face Rob Cross for a spot in Wednesday evening’s last at Alexandra Palace

By Nigel Chiu and Raz Mirza

Final Up to date: 01/01/24 7:03pm

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All the very best moments from Luke Littler in his quarter last conflict towards Brendon Dolan on the 2024 World Championship.

All the very best moments from Luke Littler in his quarter last conflict towards Brendon Dolan on the 2024 World Championship.

Luke Littler believes he has the expertise to go on and win the World Darts Championship after thrashing Brendan Dolan 5-1 to succeed in the semi-finals.

Littler’s dream continued as he produced one other spectacular efficiency, averaging 101.93, and can now face 2018 world champion Rob Cross on Tuesday evening, dwell on Sky Sports activities Darts ay 7pm.

The 16-year-old has obtained the darts world speaking with an unbelievable run, beating Christian Kist, Andrew Gilding, Matt Campbell, Raymond van Barneveld and Dolan on his method to the final 4.

Littler will face Rob Cross within the World Championship semi-finals on Tuesday evening

Sky Sports activities Darts’ Wayne Mardle says Littler is “in all probability probably the most naturally gifted participant I’ve ever seen in my life”.

Forward of the World Championship, Littler turned the primary two-time Junior Darts Company world champion and is already being in comparison with the game’s greatest-ever gamers, together with Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.

“Unbelievable,” stated Littler after beating Dolan on New 12 months’s Day. “I believe I’ve obtained into the highest 64 with the prize cash I’ve already obtained however I by no means would have considered attending to the semis on my debut.

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Luke Littler believes he is without doubt one of the greatest within the recreation at board administration and says he is now positively eager about lifting the title.

Luke Littler believes he is without doubt one of the greatest within the recreation at board administration and says he is now positively eager about lifting the title.

“I am felt assured ever for the reason that Christian Kist recreation after I hit the 106 and I’ve gone back-to-back ton-plus averages, however I believe it is extra in regards to the doubles, particularly within the set play.

“I might have thought I might be enjoying Gezzy (Gerwyn Value) or (Gary) Anderson however it wasn’t to be. Brendan was simply one other opponent in my method. I’ve brushed him apart now and into the semi-finals.

“Cross got here again very well in the present day [from 4-0 down to Chris Dobey] and I do not need to jinx it, however each recreation I’ve performed I’ve gone two units up or one arrange. I am good at getting off the mark shortly.”

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Luke Littler was fortunately taking selfies after beating Brendan Dolan 4-1 to succeed in the semi-final of the World Darts Championship.

Luke Littler was fortunately taking selfies after beating Brendan Dolan 4-1 to succeed in the semi-final of the World Darts Championship.

Littler reveals Dolan post-match chat

Littler saved composed all through his win over Dolan, one thing he stated he had labored on after letting his feelings out throughout his win towards Gilding within the second spherical.

Dolan advised {the teenager} from Warrington to go on and elevate the title within the last on Wednesday evening when the pair shared some phrases post-match.

“As quickly as I hit the profitable double Brendan stated ‘effectively performed, you’ll be able to go all the best way’. The identical as Raymond,” stated Littler.

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Brendan Dolan hit a 142 checkout to seize the opening leg of the fourth set towards Luke Littler.

Brendan Dolan hit a 142 checkout to seize the opening leg of the fourth set towards Luke Littler.

“I do know I’ve obtained the flexibility to go all the best way but when it isn’t meant to be then it isn’t meant to be. No matter Luke Littler turns up, then it’s what it’s.

“I do know I’ve obtained a superb likelihood and a superb feeling I can go all the best way. I did not like waking up at 8am this morning so I am glad I can play within the night! I’ve obtained the expertise and much more expertise now so I can go all the best way.”

Requested if he wished a spot on the Premier League, Littler added: “I’ve seen what the Premier League does, like Monday, Tuesday I might be enjoying Professional Excursions, Wednesday a Euro Tour qualifier, Premier League on a Thursday, then a Euro occasion on the weekend.

“I believe the PDC will preserve me out of it, it is going to be brutal like everyone stated. If I do get picked I do, if I do not, then I’m not anticipating it.

“I did not anticipate to get to the semi-finals, have a look at different a number of the different execs, that is my first main, they deserve it greater than me.”

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Luke Littler paused after hitting two treble 20s to gear up the group earlier than making an attempt to reel in The Massive Fish.

Luke Littler paused after hitting two treble 20s to gear up the group earlier than making an attempt to reel in The Massive Fish.

Half: Cross wants entire bundle to beat Littler

Sky Sports activities Darts’ John Half on Luke Littler:

“He can have a look at any a part of the board and his mechanics are so good that he can ship to it with out fail, more often than not.

“The set he misplaced, he began lacking some doubles right here and there, I do not know if that was the size of the match or no matter, however he quickly resumed play as he was enjoying.

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Rob Cross got here again from 4-0 all the way down to Chris Dobey to finish a ‘darting miracle!’

Rob Cross got here again from 4-0 all the way down to Chris Dobey to finish a ‘darting miracle!’

“Luke’s clever, he is aware of what he is doing. He isn’t new to darts. He is younger, however he isn’t new. He has been profitable a very long time, has been enjoying darts and is aware of the sport inside out. I believe he is realized lots from watching others play in addition to simply what he does.

“Luke is not new himself however he is new to us and a number of the gamers, so it places you off a little bit bit and catches you off guard.

“You may have a look at MVG play or a Gerwyn Value and also you anticipate that sort of efficiency, however when it is popping out of left area seemingly, it is distracting, it is alarming and it makes you nervous in conditions you usually would not be.

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“Rob Cross did not play in addition to he did within the final 16 and did not have that form of match with the good scoring and the good ending – he did not have an all-round match right here.

“He did play effectively sufficient in the long run to get previous Chris however he was in that horrible place as a result of he hadn’t turned up how he had the spherical earlier than towards Jonny Clayton.

“Now, he has obtained to get that entire bundle again to take care of Luke. If he comes again with simply a part of his recreation then I do not assume he will survive that.”

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