PDC ace Cross aims for more 'darts at home' progress

Rob Cross is poised to continue his quest for glory in the Professional Darts Corporation's (PDC) first ever home-staged competition.

Rob Cross is in action again this Saturday in the PDC tournament / Picture: Stephen Lee
Rob Cross is in action again this Saturday in the PDC tournament / Picture: Stephen Lee

The world number four from St Leonards will line up in group five of the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs tomorrow (Saturday) night.

Cross will face Daniel Larsson, Ryan Searle and Luke Woodhouse, with each match being played over the best of 11 legs.

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If Cross tops the group, he will join the winners of groups six, seven and eight in semi-final two next Thursday (June 4).

The top two players from each of the two semi-final groups will advance to the championship group next Friday (June 5).

Amid the global coronavirus sporting shutdown, the innovative Home Tour event began with 101 PDC Tour Card holders playing from their homes in 32 first round groups, with the action broadcast to fans around the world via live video calls.

Cross topped group 21 on Thursday May 7 with three wins out of three, defeating William Borland (5-2), two-time world youth champion Dimitri Van den Bergh (5-4) and Karel Sedlacek (5-4), against whom he staged a tremendous comeback from 4-0 down.

The 29-year-old Cross added to his fairytale 2018 World Championship triumph by winning the World Matchplay and European Championship titles last year.