Live Darts on Saturday June 2: World Cup of Darts 2018 Day Three Evening Session preview and order of play

Paul Lim and Harith Lim of Singapore (credit:Kelly Deckers)

Netherlands and England step up their quests for further World Cup glory as the Second Round resumes in Frankfurt on Saturday evening.

Reigning and three-time champions Netherlands produced the stand-out performance of the opening round, whitewashing minnows Gibraltar with a 102.95 average on Friday.

Multiple World Champions Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld aim to continue in that ruthless vein when they face South Africa in the final match of the evening.

South Africa stuttered past Hungary 5-3 with an average of just 74, and Devon Petersen and Liam O'Brien know they must raise their own games significantly if they are to force a doubles decider here.

Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall got their campaign off to a solid, if not spectacular start as they battled past Czech Republic but now face a Singapore side not averse to an upset in this competition.

England lifted this trophy four times with the pairing of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis, now the pressure lies on the shoulders of the current World Champion and multiple major finalist.

Singapore, who knocked out Scotland in Round One last year, are bidding to reach the Quarter-Finals for the second successive year and began in style by coming from behind to dispatch New Zealand 5-3.

Paul Lim, 64, and left-hander Harith Lim, have established an effective team chemistry in recent years and will be quietly confident of springing an upset over the short singles format.

Northern Ireland relied on a crucial 101 checkout in the deciding leg from Daryl Gurney to see off Poland in Round One, now they aim to spoil the party by knocking out hosts Germany.

Gurney and Brendan Dolan were beaten by Max Hopp and Martin Schindler in the First Round 12 months ago and will be eyeing revenge in what could prove to be another emotionally-charged contest.

Germany's 21-year-old duo put out Sweden in their opener and are looking to make it back-to-back Quarter-Final places.

The evening's action kicks off with a clash between 2013 finalists Belgium and underdogs Finland as Kim Huybrechts and Dimitri van den Bergh take on Kim Viljanen and Marko Kantele.

Belgium recovered from 3-0 and 4-2 down to snatch a deciding leg victory over Republic of Ireland in Round One and now aim to showcase their individual brilliance without the need for a pairs decider.

Belgium boast one of the strongest records in this event without having gone on to win the title and are out to secure a place at the business end of proceedings once more.

Finland recorded a routine 5-1 victory over Greece in their opener and are bidding to reach the Last Eight for the first time since 2013.

The action gets underway from 6pm BST, with all matches to be contested over two best of seven legs singles matches. If the scores are tied, a best of seven legs doubles decider will be played.

World Cup of Darts 2018 Schedule


All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Saturday June 2

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Belgium v Finland
England v Singapore
Northern Ireland v Germany
Netherlands v South Africa


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Live Darts on Saturday June 2: World Cup of Darts 2018 Day Three Evening Session preview and order of play

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