A year in pictures

Rob Cross - the darts World Champion's year in pictures

Rob Cross shocked the sporting world when he was crowned World Champion in January.

The Hastings darts star thrashed Phil Taylor by seven sets to two in the final on New Year's Day. Here is Cross' year month-by-month.

Rob Cross sees in the new year with a bang by winning the William Hill World Darts Championship, thrashing the great Phil Taylor by seven sets to two in the final on New Year's Day. Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC

1. January

Rob Cross sees in the new year with a bang by winning the William Hill World Darts Championship, thrashing the great Phil Taylor by seven sets to two in the final on New Year's Day. Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC
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Cross makes his debut in the Unibet Premier League, a 16-week roadshow competition involving 10 of the sport's top players. After defeats on the opening two nights, he recovers well with wins on the next two. Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC

2. February

Cross makes his debut in the Unibet Premier League, a 16-week roadshow competition involving 10 of the sport's top players. After defeats on the opening two nights, he recovers well with wins on the next two. Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC
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Cross reaches the quarter-finals of the Coral UK Open Finals at a snowy Butlin's in Minehead before losing out to eventual champion Gary Anderson. Picture courtesy Chris Dean/PDC

3. March

Cross reaches the quarter-finals of the Coral UK Open Finals at a snowy Butlin's in Minehead before losing out to eventual champion Gary Anderson. Picture courtesy Chris Dean/PDC
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Cross beats two-time world champion Anderson for the first time during an unbeaten month in the Premier League which includes two other wins and two draws. Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC

4. April

Cross beats two-time world champion Anderson for the first time during an unbeaten month in the Premier League which includes two other wins and two draws. Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC
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