Modus Icons of Darts: Adams pulls off astonishing whitewash to claim Day Five title
Three-time world champion Martin Adams whitewashed Paul Nicholson to clinch top spot on Day Five of Phase Two in the Modus Icons of Darts Live League.
The 63-year-old won five of his six matches during a series of scintillating showings to become the third different player to reign victorious in this week’s Pool A.
Prior to Adams sealing top spot on Friday afternoon, David Evans and Jarred Cole claimed the spoils on Monday and Wednesday respectively, with Evans being denied a second success on leg difference.
Adams commenced his campaign with an emphatic defeat at the hands of Evans – who averaged over the 100 mark and pinned four of his seven attempts on the doubles.
The three-time champion of the world then thrashed Ritchie Edhouse 4-1, before repeating the same scoreline in an impressive victory over Spain’s Jose Justicia.
A scintillating 103.07 average was recorded by Adams, as well as an impressive 121 checkout on the bullseye and 80 per cent on the outer ring.
He then swept aside Monday’s champion Jarred Cole prior to narrowly seeing off Fallon Sherrock in a deciding leg, despite squandering a grand total of 18 darts at double.
Heading into the final match of the afternoon, Wednesday’s winner Evans was sat in pole position with only a 4-0 win for Adams being enough to scupper his top spot.
A 4-0 win was exactly what Adams achieved as he thrashed Paul Nicholson with a blistering display. The 63-year-old executed finishes of 72, 80 and 85, and clocked a convincing 100.20 average, as well as recording a clinical 80 per cent checkout rate.
With Pool A players’ week having come to a close, Adams will return to action on Sunday, facing Phil Taylor, Sherrock and Anastasia Dobromyslova in an exhibition evening.
The Modus Icons of Darts Live League will return on Saturday with Pool B players returning to the fray, including nine-dart hero Arron Monk.
MODUS ICONS OF DARTS LIVE LEAGUE PHASE TWO
Week One – Day Five
Friday May 8
Jose Justicia 2-4 Ritchie Edhouse
David Evans 4-2 Jarred Cole
Jarred Cole 2-4 Jose Justicia
Ritchie Edhouse 4-3 David Evans
David Evans 4-1 Jose Justicia
Jarred Cole 4-3 Ritchie Edhouse
Jose Justicia 4-2 Fallon Sherrock
Ritchie Edhouse 2-4 Paul Nicholson
Martin Adams 1-4 David Evans
Fallon Sherrock 4-2 Jarred Cole
Paul Nicholson 4-2 Jose Justicia
Ritchie Edhouse 1-4 Martin Adams
David Evans 4-3 Fallon Sherrock
Jarred Cole 4-2 Paul Nicholson
Jose Justicia 1-4 Martin Adams
Fallon Sherrock 1-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Paul Nicholson 3-4 David Evans
Martin Adams 4-2 Jarred Cole
Fallon Sherrock 0-4 Paul Nicholson
Martin Adams 4-3 Fallon Sherrock
Paul Nicholson 0-4 Martin Adams
— MODUSDarts.tv (@ModusDarts180) May 8, 2020
Week One – Day Six
Saturday May 9
Arron Monk v Wessel Nijman
Jason Askew v Andy Jenkins
Andy Jenkins v Arron Monk
Wessel Nijman v Jason Askew
Jason Askew v Arron Monk
Andy Jenkins v Wessel Nijman
Arron Monk v Mark Webster
Wessel Nijman v Scott Mitchell
Mike Warburton v Jason Askew
Mark Webster v Andy Jenkins
Scott Mitchell v Arron Monk
Wessel Nijman v Mike Warburton
Jason Askew v Mark Webster
Andy Jenkins v Scott Mitchell
Arron Monk v Mike Warburton
Mark Webster v Wessel Nijman
Scott Mitchell v Jason Askew
Mike Warburton v Andy Jenkins
Mark Webster v Scott Mitchell
Mike Warburton v Mark Webster
Scott Mitchell v Mike Warburton
(Photography: Chris Sargeant/Tip Top Pics)