POLL: Just how far can Suffolk’s Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright go in the Premier League Darts?
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Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright comfortably overcame the challenge of darts legend and 16-time world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in Premier League Darts action last week as the Suffolk star ran out a 7-4 winner.
Wright showed no sign of nerves on the big stage in Belfast and put in a dominant display against Taylor, who succumbed to his third straight defeat in the competition - a result leaving him second from bottom in the league table.
Contrastingly, the result leaves ‘Snakebite’ in second place in the scheme of things and preserves his unbeaten start to life in the Premier League after beating Wes Newton and drawing with Dave Chisnall in the two previous meetings.
Out of the other nine competitors, only world number one Michael van Gerwen can boast an unbeaten start to the PDC event so far and Wright is breathing just down the Dutchman’s neck in the leaderboard.
Mendham-based Wright returns to his native Scotland on Thursday to face Adrian Lewis in Glasgow.
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Lewis is hotly tipped to go far in the competition but suffered a shock 7-2 defeat to Newton last week, someone Wright beat 7-3 on the opening night.
Colourful character Wright will certainly look to exploit the misfiring Lewis this Thursday and preserve his unbeaten start.
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The 16-week Premier League Darts campaign initially sees the ten players play each other once, before the bottom two are relegated after ‘Judgement Night’ on week nine.
The remaining eight players will then meet once more over the next six weeks before the top four players progress to the Play-Offs at The O2 in London on Thursday May 22.
With the Suffolk star flying high, we ask just how far Wright can go in the competition? Can he win it? Vote in our online poll.
Premier League Standings (as of February 21, week 3)
1. Michael van Gerwen 6
2. Peter Wright 5
3. Raymond van Barneveld 4
4. Adrian Lewis 4
5. Wes Newton 4
6. Dave Chisnall 3
7. Robert Thornton 2
8. Gary Anderson 2
9. Phil Taylor 0
10. Simon Whitlock 0