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Article: Cross Ready to "Kickstart" his Season

Cross Ready to "Kickstart" his Season

Rob Cross admitted beating Michael van Gerwen is the “kickstart” for the rest of his World Championship-defending year.

Voltage reeled off seven successive leg wins to dump MVG 11-6 in the final of the Brisbane Masters last night (Sunday).

Cross, who beat Peter Wright in the semis, finished with an average of 106, one of his highest ever televised scores and rounded off the three week trip with his first World Series victory.

He admitted: “It’s been fantastic this week, I started a bit slow but I knew what I had to do and that was take my chances.

“Everything will fall in place and I am a big believer in that but I am still learning I am still progressing and to get another win tonight is massive.

“To win anything these days is special because the field’s so strong. This is a kickstart for the rest of the year and we will look to September and promising things there.

“Michael is the best player in the world, we all chase him. I still believe I’m a beginner, so he will be the one I am chasing anyway.”

MVG beat Raymond van Barneveld in the other semi and was clearly disappointed to miss out as Cross came from 6-4 down to give the World Series tour an incredible finale.

He said: “I can only blame myself tonight, I had chances to get further in front and didn’t take them.

“You can’t do that against players like Rob and I’m disappointed tonight but it’s been another amazing trip and I thank everyone who supported me.”

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