“Ice runs through Sherrock’s veins” claims Ex-Darts Pro

Friday, February 14th, 2020 12:27pm

By Reemul Balla

Former BDO semi-finalist Chris Mason thinks Fallon Sherlock has got the ‘popularity’ as well as the talent to hit new heights.

Last night, Fallon Sherrock broke in the seventh leg of the match, but missed out on an epic victory against three-time consecutive BDO World Darts Champion, Glen Durrant. He checked out on 70 in the final leg and claimed a hard-fought point.   

She had the crowd on her side once more and was spurred on to the 6-6 draw. Chris Mason, a BDO semi-finalist, speaking with LoveSport Radio alluded to Sherrock as having the “fourth dart in her home county [of Nottingham] last night, which is much like the twelfth man in football.

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Everyone who has played against her has said that it is an incredibly difficult feat due to the crowd participation. But she is also a very good darts player.

Mason mentioned that it would be ‘tough’ for her to play in the men’s game, but she still: “qualified for the UK Open, which had 204 players and took 14 hours to get through all the matches. She’s still very young and a new breed of player. How far she goes will depend on her dedication to the game. As we’ve seen last night, she has ice running through her veins.”

Fallon remains the only woman to have made the move to the men’s game, though the list of talented women players is constantly growing. Mikuru Suzuki is back-to-back BDO Ladies World Champion, Lisa Ashton is a four-time BDO Women’s World Champion and Beau Greaves, who is just sixteen-years old, has won six Ladies Events in a row. Other successful women players include Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lorraine Winstanley.

Mason also commented on the disparity in prize money as Suzuki, who was Women’s World Champion this year, won a mere £8000 which is “shocking”.

“Sherrock won £25,000 for winning two games in the World Championships and qualifiers. In front of the world’s media she will get all the attention, but there are some great women players out there.”

The results from last night were tight throughout as Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith drew 6-6, as did Gary Anderson and Peter Wright. Rob Cross narrowly beat Nathan Aspinall 7-5, whilst the only resounding victory was in the fingers of Michael van Gerwen who beat Daryl Gurney 7-1.

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