15-year-old wins darts match in five minutes with incredible average

15-year-old wins darts match in five minutes with incredible average

May 6, 2022

Darts prodigy Luke Littler underlined his glittering potential with another stunning performance on the oche.

The 15-year-old shot to fame last month with his appearance at the WDF World Championships, where he bagged his first win on the professional circuit and defeated Ben Hazel 3-2 in a thrilling second-round match.

Littler, number one in WDF boys' rankings, bowed out at the next stage of the competition, losing to Richard Veenstra, who won in straight sets with a new record match average in the competition (formerly run by the now-defunct BDO). But it is clear Littler is a potential star of the future and he is continuing to compete against seasoned professionals.

This weekend, the Welsh Classic and Welsh Open events are taking place in Prestatyn. Ahead of the main events, a warm-up competition took place on Thursday, with Littler defeating former Premier League star Terry Jenkins on his way to the quarter-finals. In the last eight, he came up against Matt Clark and produced a scintillating display of darts.

Little took just five minutes to win the best-of-five legs match 3-0 with an incredible average of just under 122. The teenager went on to lose to WDF world champion Neil Duff in the semi-finals.

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The feat left fans amazed with @TheDartsReferee tweeting: “Luke Littler beat someone best of 5, 501 in 37 darts, I've taken longer to win a leg this year.”

@cameron_pickard added: "Almost 122 av [with a shocked face emoji]", while several tweeters pointed out that those 37 darts included four missed doubles as well.

Meanwhile, @mattlangan joked: “If I pay $10 to enter a tournament I damn well better get more than 37 throws in. I understand value for money. That kid’s got *a lot* to learn.”

Little did then suffer an early exit from the Welsh Classic today (Friday), losing to Kallum Graham.

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