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Rob Cross accomplished a World Sequence double with a crushing 8-1 victory over dwelling favorite Damon Heta in Wollongong

Rob Cross accomplished a World Sequence double with a crushing 8-1 victory over dwelling favorite Damon Heta on the New South Wales Darts Masters.

Cross, who celebrated victory finally weekend’s NZ Darts Masters, made it back-to-back titles with an emphatic victory over Australian No 1 Heta in Wollongong.

Heta, nicknamed ‘The Warmth’, famously defeated Cross to win the Brisbane Darts Masters in 2019, however there was to be no repeat on the WIN Leisure Centre, as the previous world champion scooped the £20,000 high prize.

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Cross kicked off his marketing campaign with a routine win over DPNZ qualifier John Hurring in Friday’s first spherical, earlier than defying a ton-plus common from Danny Noppert to win a high-quality quarter-final tie.

‘Voltage’ recovered from 4-3 down to finish the Dutchman’s spirited resistance, earlier than averaging 109 to whitewash Peter Wright in a sensational semi-final show.

The 32-year-old produced two 11-darters in his rout of two-time world champion Wright, changing 64 per cent of his makes an attempt at double to cap off an imperious efficiency.

Having received 10 legs with out reply in reaching Saturday’s showpiece, Cross punished early misses from Heta to determine a commanding 4-0 lead.

Former world champion Cross made it back-to-back titles

The Australian was desperately struggling within the scoring division and Cross capitalised, extending his exceptional run of profitable legs to 17 to maneuver a leg away from a whitewash success.

Heta averted that indignity by taking out a 68 skin-saver with Cross poised on double 18, however this merely delayed the inevitable, as Cross sank double eight moments later to cap off a demolition job.

“It feels incredible. It is surreal,” mirrored the previous World Matchplay champion, who ended his two-year anticipate a televised title in Hamilton final weekend.

“The group have been sensible all match. I’ve actually loved my time in Australia and New Zealand, and I am very grateful.

“Damon did not flip up within the remaining and I really feel for him somewhat bit, however you have nonetheless obtained a job to do.

“I feel I am in a great place after the final couple of weeks. I am having fun with my darts once more.”

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Heta delighted the partisan Australian crowd in Wollongong with thrilling wins over Gerwyn Value and Dimitri Van den Bergh on Finals Day, however he fell simply quick in his bid for glory on dwelling soil.

NSW Darts Masters
WIN Leisure Centre, Wollongong
Saturday August 12
Quarter-Finals
Damon Heta 6-3 Gerwyn Value
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Peter Wright 6-3 Michael Smith
Rob Cross 6-4 Danny Noppert

Semi-Finals
Damon Heta 7-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Rob Cross 7-0 Peter Wright

Remaining
Rob Cross 8-1 Damon Heta

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