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Laura Turner

Sky Sports activities Darts commentator

Historical past-maker Fallon Sherrock will use all her expertise on the large stage to achieve the knockout phases once more; Subsequent up on the Sky Sports activities Darts calendar is the seventeenth staging of the Grand Slam of Darts from November 11-19 on the Aldersley Leisure Village

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Fallon Sherrock will use her expertise to attempt to navigate her means out of a gaggle containing MVG, Rob Cross and Martijn Kleermaker

“Fallon Sherrock is aware of Michael van Gerwen’s sport and is on a sizzling streak,” says pundit Laura Turner, who believes ‘The Queen of the Palace’ will not concern the Dutchman and can use all her expertise on the Grand Slam of Darts.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Van Gerwen will face 2021 quarter-finalist Sherrock in a mouth-watering group stage showdown, because the Milton Keynes star makes her third consecutive Aldersley look on the 32-player event – reside on Sky Sports activities.

The match-up can also be a repeat of their conflict within the last of the Nordic Darts Masters two years in the past, which the Dutchman gained 11-7 and pundit Turner believes history-maker Sherrock is using on the crest of the wave having turn out to be the primary lady to hit an ideal leg on TV in addition to including to her medal assortment having acquired her MBE at Windsor Citadel.

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Watch Fallon Sherrock turn out to be the primary feminine to hit a televised nine-darter!

Watch Fallon Sherrock turn out to be the primary feminine to hit a televised nine-darter!

She rises to the event and I do know she’s not going to win every thing however I do not assume she’ll be nervous about taking part in anybody.

Laura Turner on Fallon Sherrock’s possibilities in Wolverhampton

“They know one another very well,” stated Turner. “They’re a part of the identical administration crew, they journey collectively for exhibitions and she or he’s pushed him earlier than in Denmark on the Nordic Masters.

“She is aware of his sport and she or he’s performed him rather a lot and though I do not assume anyone would significantly need to draw Michael van Gerwen, I simply assume she’ll play the participant in entrance of her and I believe Michael will do the identical.”

Sherrock’s haul of 5 titles noticed her end second on the Girls’s Sequence Order of Benefit and can see her compete at each the Grand Slam and World Championship.

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Matthew Edgar feels there have been a variety of distractions away from darts for Sherrock lately, whereas Abi Davies believes what she’s accomplished for the game is unrivalled

Matthew Edgar feels there have been a variety of distractions away from darts for Sherrock lately, whereas Abi Davies believes what she’s accomplished for the game is unrivalled

“It’s the time of yr the place you need to be hitting your greatest kind,” stated Turner. “She’s clearly bought the Grand Slam developing in order that final push on the Girls’s Sequence noticed her overtake Mikuru Suzuki. Fallon gained three out of the 4 tournaments within the final weekend of the Sequence, so she’s hit her greatest streak this yr and she or he’s hit it on the proper time.

“Martijn Kleermaker took out Dimitri Van den Bergh in qualifying after which the opposite participant is simply one other world champion in Rob Cross.

“Rob’s sport is a bit up and down on the minute however he likes the Grand Slam as a result of even if you happen to lose the opening match you may nonetheless play your self into it.

“Fallon will likely be pondering one match at a time, attempt to get a great begin, she’s been right here earlier than and bought via to the quarter-finals. She is aware of the format, she is aware of that she’s taking part in effectively, it is all all the way down to what occurs on the day. I simply assume you have to profit from these alternatives as a result of she’s performed herself into this place and she or he’ll have a look at that and assume she’ll be joyful sufficient.

“She rises to the event and I do know she’s not going to win every thing however I do not assume she’ll be nervous about taking part in anybody.”

Beau Greaves has all of the instruments within the locker to trigger an upset or two on the Grand Slam

Beau Greaves additionally faces a troublesome problem, having been drawn towards final yr’s finalist Nathan Aspinall, Damon Heta and Ricardo Pietreczko.

“Beau has performed Damon Heta a number of instances however that was some time again and she or he’s a distinct beast on the dartboard now,” defined Turner, who might doubtlessly face ‘Beau ‘n’ Arrow’ on the Girls’s World Championship at Lakeside ought to she navigate her well past Lorraine Hyde within the first spherical.

“Aspinall’s achievements converse for themselves, but in addition Pietreczko whose performances have been moderately dynamic, explosive lately, however I simply assume Beau will take every sport as they arrive and attempt to placed on a great efficiency. She’s bought each device within the locker and I actually assume she will beat anybody.

“Her kind has dipped lately and type of understandably. She’s additionally needed to make the choice on whether or not she wished to play within the WDF or the PDC Worlds which could have been weighing up in her thoughts.

“She loves taking part in within the WDF, she’s the reigning champion and she or he’s going again there to win it. It is all the way down to me or Lorraine to attempt to cease her.”

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The perfect of the motion from the Girls’s World Matchplay on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool as Greaves lifted the title

The perfect of the motion from the Girls’s World Matchplay on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool as Greaves lifted the title

The 32-player event will likely be staged on the WV Lively Aldersley in Wolverhampton from November 11-19, with the gamers competing for the coveted Eric Bristow Trophy and the £150,000 prime prize.

The Teams

Group A
Michael Smith (1)
James Wade
Krzysztof Ratajski
Nathan Girvan

Group B
Jonny Clayton (8)
Chris Dobey
Josh Rock
Berry van Peer

Group C
Luke Humphries (4)
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Gary Anderson
Steve Lennon

Group D
Gerwyn Worth (5)
Ryan Searle
Gian van Veen
Nathan Rafferty

Group E
Peter Wright (2)
Dave Chisnall
Stephen Bunting
Stowe Buntz

Group F
Danny Noppert (7)
Andrew Gilding
Brendan Dolan
Haruki Muramatsu

Group G
Michael van Gerwen (3)
Rob Cross
Martijn Kleermaker
Fallon Sherrock

Group H
Nathan Aspinall (6)
Damon Heta
Ricardo Pietreczko
Beau Greaves

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