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Gerwyn Price hits nine-darts finish in World Matchplay semi-final

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Gerwyn Price has brought the house down at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool by hitting a stunning nine-dart finish in his World Matchplay semi-final against Danny Noppert.

The Welshman hit a perfect leg to go 8-5 up in the first-to-17 match against Dutchman Noppert. His next four darts hits the treble 20 legs too as he briefly threatened to repeat the trick. It was the first nine-darter of this year’s tournament, which has produced a series of dramatic, high-quality matches.

The Iceman is no stranger to nine-dart finishes having hit two in one night during the Premier League earlier this year. It has been a largely difficult 2022 for Price, who has struggled with form and injury. But the former world champion has been back to his brilliant best in Blackpool.

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He has also received great support from fans at the Winter Gardens and the sell-out crowd was on its feet as Price nailed the all-important double 12.

Fans watching on TV also savoured the moment, with one tweeting: “Ridiculous darts these last few legs. Very special” while another added: “Some fabulous darts being played tonight.”

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A third declared: “OMG! Unbelievable darts” and fourth commented: “Gezza on flames.”

Another fan loved the reaction inside the Winter Gardens, tweeting: “Unreal crowd limbs.”

The second semi-final will see Michael van Gerwen face Dimitri Van den Bergh.

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