Stoke’s darts champion Adrian Lewis knocked out of World Grand Prix in Dublin

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Stoke-on-Trent’s Adrian Lewis was eliminated by Raymond van Barneveld at the World Grand Prix last night in Dublin.

Two time world champion Lewis missed five darts to take the first set, which seemed to knock his confidence, as his Dutch opponent went on to put in one of the best performances of the season in a convincing 3-0 win.

In the second set Lewis was dismayed as he scuppered two attempts at a double and gifted his opponent a clear advantage in the match.

Van Barneveld hit 53 per cent of his doubles in Tuesday’s clash, as Lewis managed to win just one leg in the final two sets which drew a sarcastic celebration from the Stoke man.

In the other games last night, Benito van de Pas set-up an all Dutch tie with Van Barneveld after coming back from one set down against Terry Jenkins to win 3-1.

Gary Anderson remained on course to reach is first Grand Prix final with a 3-1 win over Kyle Anderson despite a sloppy third set against the Australian.

He will face Kim Huybrechts in the last-16, after his 3-0 demolition of Stephen Bunting.

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