James kept his playoff hopes alive, after drawing with world champion Gary Anderson. In a thrilling game on the south coast, James battled back from 6-3 behind to snatch a point at the BIC in Bournemouth. The first seven leg all went with the throw as Gary lead 4-3. In the eight leg James missed a dart at double 12 form a 141 finish, but Gary punished him to break the throw and lead 5-3. Gary then held throw to lead 6-3 and looked set to take all the points, but the Machine had other plans! James held throw to reduce the lead to 6-4, the Machine then broke the world champion to put the game back on throw. In a final tense leg, both players missed darts at double, but it was James who held his nerve to take a point.

Next week the Premier League goes to Birmingham, where James will be looking to get into the top four.
James would like to thank all his fans for their well wishes, and the crowd in the BIC were amazing. Also, James would like to thank his sponsors for their continued support.

Match Stats

Average – 99.71
180s -2
140 – 10
100 – 21
High Finish – 78
Check outs 6/13 46.15 %

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