Northern Irish star Daryl Gurney chalked up his first point of his 2020 Unibet Premier League campaign with a well-earned draw 6-6 with back-to-back Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price.
Gurney has had a tough start to the tournament but showed throughout that he’s had the quality to pick up more points and challenge for a play-off spot.
Reigning Premier League champion Michael van Gerwen was narrowly defeated by Nathan Aspinall 7-5, the first loss of the campaign for the World No.1, in an exciting clash in front of a passionate home town crowd.
The crowd was in fine voice for contender Jonny Clayton’s debut on the Premier League stage, but unfortunately the Welshman ran into a Michael Smith on red-hot form. Smith averaged 105.51 in the 7-1 victory, hitting a superb 167 finish along the way.
World Champion Peter Wright also continued his fine form with a 7-5 win over Rob Cross, averaging just over 100 whilst Glen Durrant closed the night with a 7-4 win over Gary Anderson.
That win sees the Englishman top the table going into next week’s fixtures as the Premier League travels to Dublin.
Thursday February 20
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Peter Wright 7-5 Rob Cross
Michael Smith 7-1 Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall 7-5 Michael van Gerwen
Daryl Gurney 6-6 Gerwyn Price
Glen Durrant 7-4 Gary Anderson