FOLLOW Live Darts

Jackpot Switches off The Power In Bournemouth

Adrian Lewis extends his superb record against Taylor in the Premier League (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
Adrian Lewis produced a sensational fightback to inflict Phil Taylor's first defeat of the 2012 Premier League, coming from 4-1 behind to win 8-5 at the BIC in Bournemouth.

Watch and bet on live Premier League Darts at Bet365 > Live streaming > Darts

Lewis had been the only player to pick up a point against the 15-time World Champion this season following the pair's draw in Manchester on the opening night, but went one further by ended Taylor's nine-game winning to keep his play-off hopes very much alive.

The reigning champion of the world trailed 4-1 at one stage but clawed his way back level before producing a roof-raising 160 checkout as he won the last four legs without reply.

"I missed a couple of doubles early on in the match and at 4-2 down I could have been level if I'd taken my chances," said Lewis. "I came out firing after the break and finished really well.

"If the 160 didn't go in I probably would have lost the game, but massive shots like that change games.

"I'm not in the Play-Offs yet though, and I've got to treat every game like a final now, starting with Gary Anderson in Liverpool next week."

The victory took Lewis up to fourth in the Premier League Darts table above Raymond van Barneveld, after the Dutchman suffered an 8-5 defeat to Simon Whitlock.

Whitlock ncements his place second on 14 points, a tally which is widely beleived to be sufficient to secure qualification. The Aussie is three clear of Lewis and James Wade after picking up his third successive win, which included key finishes of 116 and 155 in successive legs.

"The 155 was lovely, as was the 116, and they changed the match," said Whitlock. "I'm not satisfied with being on 14 points, I want at least another two or four points to make sure I'm in the Play-Offs."

Despite Barney's rampant form in Barnsley at the weekend, the five-time world champion, sporting a new shirt and flights, failed to get going and consequently slips out of the top four. 

James Wade, meanwhile had to settle for a draw in his clash with Andy Hamilton, as he The Hammer rescued a point with his last dart for the second week running to cling on to a faint chance of sneaking a Semi-Final spot. 

He is joined on eight points by fellow newcomer Kevin Painter, after the Daventry ace heaped yet more misery on Gary Anderson with an 8-4 thrashing.

The Artist moves off the foot of the table (replaced by Anderson) as he ended a five-game losing run with victory over the out of sorts reigning champion, who now appears out of contention.

"A first win in six games probably sounds quite bad but I feel that I've been playing well recently but I've had players like Barney, Phil and Simon put big averages into me," said Painter.

"I'm on eight points and the Play-Offs are still a possibility for me. I might still finish bottom but I'll keep fighting," he added.

The tournament continues at the Echo Arena, Liverpool next Thursday with the 12th of 14 league nights, with the four games including a rematch of last year's Premier League final between Lewis and Anderson, Hamilton's game with van Barneveld, a crucial clash between Wade and Painter and Taylor's clash with Whitlock.

McCoy's Premier League Darts Results
Week 11 - BIC, Bournemouth

Raymond van Barneveld 4-8 Simon Whitlock
Gary Anderson 4-8 Kevin Painter
James Wade 7-7 Andy Hamilton
Phil Taylor 5-8 Adrian Lewis

Latest League Table

                  P W D L +/- Pts
Phil Taylor (Q) 11 9 1 1 +39 19
Simon Whitlock 11 6 2 3 +6 14
James Wade 11 5 1 5 +1 11
Adrian Lewis 11 4 3 4 -1 11
-----------------------------------------------------
Raymond van Barneveld11 4 2 5 -11 10
Kevin Painter 11 4 0 7 -10 8
Andy Hamilton 11 2 4 5 -11 8
Gary Anderson 11 3 1 7 -13 7

Recent PDC Darts News Articles

  • Japan Darts Masters Day Two preview and order of play - Box office stars do battle in Yokohama

    The eight PDC seeded stars will compete for the inaugural Japan Masters title as the ground-breaking World Series event draws to a close in Yokohama on Sunday....

  • Van Barneveld survives opening round scare as the elite eight progress at the Japan Masters

    Raymond van Barneveld overcame a tricky opener against home hero Katsuya Aiba 6-4 in the first round of the Japan Darts Masters on Saturday, as the World Series event enjoyed a thrilling curtain-raiser in Yokohama....

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 draw - Wright handed Muramatsu clash

    The draw for the inaugural Japan Masters has handed Peter Wright a clash with Haruki Muramatsu, while Michael van Gerwen takes on Chikara Fujimori when the World Series event begins on Saturday....

  • Japan Darts Masters stat pack - How the elite eight compare

    Japan gets set to host its first major PDC event this weekend, and ahead of the latest leg of the World Series tour, we examine the key numbers of the eight stars in action. ...

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 live stream - The essential guide of how to watch live online

    The elite stars of world darts head to Yokohama this weekend for the latest addition to the World Series calendar, and you can tune in to every match streamed live online....

  • Smith secures second European Tour title at the International Open

    Michael Smith picked up the second PDC European Tour title of his career as he overcame Benito van de Pas in the final to win the International Darts Open in Riesa on Sunday....

  • International Darts Open Day Three preview and order of play - Remaining hopefuls vie for glory in Riesa

    The 2015 International Open draws to a close on Sunday as the remaining 16 stars battle it out for European Tour glory in Germany....

  • Van Gerwen survives O'Connor scare as seeded quartet bow out in round two

    Michael van Gerwen narrowly maintained his unbeaten record on the European Tour in 2015 with a deciding-leg win over William O'Connor on Saturday, while four big names bit the dust at the International Open in Riesa....

  • International Darts Open 2015 live stream - The essential guide of how to watch live online

    PDC European Tour action returns this weekend as a star-studded field heads to Riesa for the fifth event of the series, and you can tune in to every match exclusively live online....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Klaasen ends title drought with Players Championship 14 triumph

    Jelle Klaasen claimed his first PDC ranking title for almost eight years as he defeated Ian White 6-2 in the final of Players Championship event 14 in Wigan on Sunday....

  • World Matchplay 2015 field of players and seedings

    The 32-man field for the 2015 World Matchplay has been confirmed following Players Championship event 14 on Sunday....

  • Players Championship Event 14 Draw - The full draw for Sunday's ProTour event in Wigan

    The draw for Sunday's PDC Players Championship event 14 has been confirmed, with a formidable field in action at the Robin Park Sports Centre....

  • Tenacious Wade doubles Players Championship tally in Wigan

    James Wade battled back to edge past Kim Huybrechts in a last-leg decider and claim his second Players Championship title of the season in Wigan on Saturday....

  • Players Championship Event 13 Draw - The full draw for Saturday's ProTour event in Wigan

    The draw for Saturday's PDC Players Championship event 13 has been confirmed, with a formidable field in action at the Robin Park Sports Centre....

  • Players Championship events 13-14 - The full list of entries for the Wigan ProTour

    A star-studded field of players will descend on the Robin Park Sports Centre in Wigan for the latest double-header of Players Championship events this weekend....

  • Glasgow to host 2015 World Series of Darts Finals

    Big-time darts will return to the Braehead Arena in Glasgow for the inaugural PDC World Series of Darts Finals from November 21-22....

  • Terrific Taylor defies Wright fightback to take Japan Masters glory

    Phil Taylor produced a scintillating trio of victories to claim the inaugural Japan Masters title as he edged out a tenacious Peter Wright 8-7 in a thrilling final in Yokohama on Sunday....

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 live scores and tournament schedule of play

    The elite stars of world darts head to Yokohama this weekend for the latest addition to the World Series calendar, and you can stay in touch with all the latest results and fixtures here....

More Stories

Claim your free bet

  • £200bonus
    1.
    Watch & bet on live darts at 365

    Bet365 are one of the world's leading bookmakers and boast an unrivalled live streaming service, including numerous PDC events throughout the year. What's more, they also offer a fantastic £200 welcome bonus for all new customers.

  • £10>20bonus
    2.
    Bet £10 Get £20 Free

    William Hill are the official sponsors of the 2015 World Championships and they're giving all darts fans £20 in free bets when they sign-up and deposit just £10.

    William Hill customers can also watch every throw from the World Championships live online via WHTV, the site's live streaming service.

  • £5>20bonus
    3.
    Bet £5 Get £20 Free

    Register an account with Coral, bet £5 on any darts event and you will receive £20 in free bets.

  • £25bonus
    4.
    Get £25 free at Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes are offering an exclusive matched bet of up to £25 when you register using the promo code: MAXCASH25

  • £5bonus
    5.
    Claim a free £5 no deposit bet

    BetVictor are the title sponsors of the second biggest event of the year - the World Matchplay. They are offering all darts fans a completely free £5 bet!

  • £20bonus
    6.
    £20 free bet

    Place a first bet of just £10 and you'll get £20 in free bets credited to your account.

  • £5bonus
    7.
    £5 free every week from Skybet!

    All new customers at Sky Bet will get a £5 free bet each week simply for betting with Skybet and their newly launched Skybet Free Bet Club. All you have to do is bet a fiver each week to get a free fiver! That's £260 free in just one year...nice one!

  • £50bonus
    8.
    £50 free at Sportingbet

    Sportingbet offer exclusive outright markets on all non-televised PDC ProTour events. They have a generous welcome bonus of up to £50. Use the promotional code MAXIMUMBONUS when you sign up.

  • £10>30bonus
    9.
    Bet £10 Get £30 Free

    Register an account with Betfair and bet £10 and you will receive £30 in free bets. That's a 300% bonus!

  • £30bonus
    10.
    Free £30 when you join Betfred

    Register with Betfred.com today for a free £30 bet when you stake a £10 first bet. Also enjoy regular darts promotions from the Bonus King and superb darts betting markets.

  • £10bonus
    11.
    Free £10 bet using MAXIMUMBONUS

    Use promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS when you register with Stan James and claim a free £10 bet! Watch live darts online via your account!

  • £5 > £20bonus
    12.
    Bet £5 and get £20 free

    Place a first bet of just £5, and Winner will reward you with a £20 free bet to use on any sports market!

Bookmakers


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Jackpot Switches off The Power In Bournemouth

Adrian Lewis produced a sensational fightback to inflict Phil Taylor's first defeat of the 2012 Premier League, coming from 4-1 behind to win 8-5 at the BIC in Bournemouth.

Read more »