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Watch: 1000/1 Shot Through To World Darts Semi-Final

Watch: 1000/1 Shot Through To World Darts Semi-Final

Jamie Lewis has been the talk of the Ally Pally this week.

The 26-year-old Welshman is a relative unknown at this level, having never been past the quarter finals of a major PDC tournament. At the World Championships, he lost in the first round three years in a row, before finally making the second round last year.

Now, from nowhere, he has become the first ever player who has come through the preliminary round of the competition to make the semi finals, and he did so by hammering veteral Darren Webster by five sets to nil this afternoon.

Earlier in the tournament, Lewis made headlines by knocking out the number two seed Peter Wright, and has since also dispatched James Richardson.

Before the tournament, you could get Lewis at about 1000/1 to win the tournament. In fact, he mighn't have even been here. He qualified only after Dimitri Van den Bergh won the World Youth Championships, which freed up an extra place at the Alexandra Palace


His incredible run of form has resulted in his just dropping two sets in his last three games, the kind of form that would suggest a miracle appearance in the semi final isn't the height of what he can achieve.

There was general delight at yet another incredible display by Lewis today.


Michael McCarthy

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