Sherrock receives nomination for greatest British women’s sporting moment

Global sensation Fallon Sherrock has been included in the BBC’s contenders for the greatest British women’s sporting moment of all-time this week.

Sherrock overcame both Ted Evetts and world number eleven Mensur Suljovic during an unprecedented run at the World Darts Championship in December.

She has since progressed from strength to strength, coming through a field of over 200 competitors in Wolverhampton to qualify for the UK Open in March, as well as appearing in the Premier League.

Her beforehand exploits at Alexandra Palace led to her being named amongst the nominations – which also included snooker’s Reanne Evans and England’s World Cup winning cricket and netball teams.

The BBC asked both pundits and professionals from a selection of sports to name their greatest British women’s sporting occasion, with reigning world champion Peter Wright nominating Sherrock.

He said: “My best women’s sporting moment is Fallon Sherrock winning her first game at the PDC World Championship against Ted Evetts.

“It was absolutely fantastic, up against men, long-distance with all the pressure from the TV cameras and all the news around the world. She did fantastically.”

You can vote for ‘The Queen of the Palace’ via the BBC Sport website, with results being revealed on Thursday May 28.

(Photography: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

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