World number 4 Luke Humphries defeated four-time major winner Rob Cross 16-8 in the Grand Slam of Darts final.

“CoolhandLuke”, who lives in Cheshire, put on an incredible performance having a match average of 104.69 and hitting eight 180s.

Humphries hit two ton-plus checkouts and hit fifteen 140s on the way to winning his second major this year.

Despite this, Cross put on an impressive display himself, averaging 103 in the match and checking out an incredible 170.

Humphries told Merseysportlive after that he feels he can sustain high level performances over a longer three-week period in the World Darts Championship.

“I’ve made three quarter finals in the world darts championships and that’s been over two weeks.

“The quarters, semis and finals can be played over three days straight and their gruelling days.

“I feel like I’ve had a couple of grueling days here.

“To be honest I’ve been away for eight days so it’s been really tough if anyone can do it, I believe I can.”

Furthermore, the 2023 Grand Slam champion Humphries also revealed he believes nobody is capable of outscoring him on the PDC tour.

“I don’t think my game is a position where people can outscore me.

“In the last couple of weeks and last couple of months here it has been more superior than anyone else on the tour.

“It’s been a really good feeling knowing my scoring is at a high level.”

Liverpool’s Stephen Bunting was beaten earlier in the day in the semi-final by Cross 16-13.

“The Bullet” Bunting showed early promise when he checked out a stunning 121 in the sixth leg of the match taking the tie to 3-3.

Then “Voltage” hit an 11-dart leg and checked out 127 which proved too much for Bunting in the end.

A close affair saw both players average 95 in the match.

In spite of missing 36 darts at a double, Humphries beat James Wade 16-10 in the other semi-final clash in Wolverhampton.

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