Rob Cross wins the Betfred World Matchplay 2019 - picture special

Hastings darts star Rob Cross won the World Matchplay for the first time in Blackpool on Sunday night.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 8:27 am
Rob Cross with the trophy. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross with the trophy. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC

The former World champion beat Michael Smith 18-13 to claim the title. Here are pictures from Rob's Matchplay campaign.

Stephen Bunting throws during his match with Rob Cross. Picture by Lawrence Lustig/PDC
Rob Cross against Stephen Bunting
Rob Cross celebrates against Stephen Bunting. Picture by Lawrence Lustig/PDC
Rob Cross against Krzysztof Ratajski. Picture by Lawrence Lustig/PDC
A familiar pose from Rob Cross. Picture by Lawrence Lustig/PDC
Rob Cross celebrates against Daryl Gurney. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Daryl Gurney during the semi-final. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross in semi-final action against Daryl Gurney. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Dayrl Gurney before his defeat to Rob Cross. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Celebration time for Rob Cross. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross throws as Michael Smitch watches on in the final. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross is a happy man in the final. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross wins the final against Michael Smith. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross and Michael Smith with their trophies. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC
Rob Cross with the trophy. Picture by Chris Dean/PDC