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.

Cross qualifies for the Premier League Play-Offs at The O2 and is beaten by world number one Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals. He ends the month by representing England at the Betway World Cup of Darts alongside Dave Chisnall.'Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC

5. May

Cross qualifies for the Premier League Play-Offs at The O2 and is beaten by world number one Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals. He ends the month by representing England at the Betway World Cup of Darts alongside Dave Chisnall.'Picture courtesy Lawrence Lustig/PDC
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Cross claims his first PDC ProTour title since being crowned world champion by winning Players Championship 13 in Wigan. He then reaches the final of Players Championship 14 the following day. Picture courtesy Kelly Deckers/PDC

6. June

Cross claims his first PDC ProTour title since being crowned world champion by winning Players Championship 13 in Wigan. He then reaches the final of Players Championship 14 the following day. Picture courtesy Kelly Deckers/PDC
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Cross reaches the final at successive World Series of Darts events, the William Hill US Darts Masters and 21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters. Picture by courtesy Henry Yu/PDC

7. July

Cross reaches the final at successive World Series of Darts events, the William Hill US Darts Masters and 21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters. Picture by courtesy Henry Yu/PDC
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Cross clinches his maiden World Series of Darts title by winning the Brisbane Darts Masters, beating van Gerwen 11-6 in the final. Picture courtesy Richard Walker/PDC

8. August

Cross clinches his maiden World Series of Darts title by winning the Brisbane Darts Masters, beating van Gerwen 11-6 in the final. Picture courtesy Richard Walker/PDC
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