Crossed ended Sherrock’s hopes at the Grand Slam but was full of praise for the Queen of the Palace

On Tuesday night, Rob Cross dashed Fallon Sherrock’s chances of winning the Grand Slam of Darts. With a 5-2 victory, “Voltage” joined group winner Michael van Gerwen in the knockout stages.

Despite the fact that Cross’s score of 5-2 could have suggested a simple day at work, the former world champion knows he was tested.

“When she had a great first leg and broke my throw, I thought it’s getting a little bit twitchy,” he admits. “Overall I held myself together very well. A professional job tonight and yeah, I just sort of felt back to my old self.”

“She’s a phenomenal player. She’s really special, she knows how to dish out at the right times,” Cross continues, full of praise for Sherrock. “I was grateful in a way that she had them dull moments where she just struggled to find it. But at the same time, I was steady after getting back to one-all.”

“I’d have done it to anyone. I do it all the time. If you watch my games back, on the floor or even on TV I’m quite happily to play the percentage shot,” he explains. “I will get bitten from it, and I have been bitten in the past but overall, out of 100 legs I’d probably only get bitten two or three, maybe five times.”

Cross will now face the World Matchplay Nathan Aspinall in the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts on Thursday night.