Allen KOs sports stars to win darting comp

Last Updated: 16/05/20 8:21pm

Dave Allen clearly has talents outside the ring
Dave Allen clearly has talents outside the ring

Boxer Dave Allen overcame the star-studded field of snooker’s Mark Selby, golf’s Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and cricket’s Alex Hales to win the PDC’s Darts at Home: Sportsman Special.

The event was all in aid of NHS Charities Together, as the athletes from various codes stepped up to the oche for a good cause.

The format was played as best-of-three legs, and each leg was played from 301.

‘The Doncaster De La Hoya’ made it three wins from three in the contest, dropping just one leg en route to the victory.

Results

Andrew Johnston 0-2 Alex Hales
Mark Selby 0-2 Dave Allen
Alex Hales 0-2 Dave Allen
Andrew Johnston 1-2 Mark Selby
Dave Allen 2-1 Andrew Johnston
Mark Selby 0-2 Alex Hales

But it was not the boxer who boasted the moment of the afternoon, as Hales hit an eight-darter to finish off the 301. The England cricketer hit 100, 140, 61 in a stunning leg against Selby in the last game of the afternoon, but it was a case of too-little, too-late as Allen already had the group wrapped up.

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