Gerwyn Price And Johnny Clayton Continue Wales’ Takeover Of The PDC Premier League 

By Polly James – Sky Sports Presenter

It has been a stunning month for both Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton, who have taken control of the PDC Premier League over the past few weeks.  

Photos from the Cardiff Premier League event at the Cardiff International Arena on Thursday 9th February 2023.

Price has had imperious form of late, averaging over 100 in seven of his last eight games. Clayton meanwhile has shaken off a run of poor form to smash his way into the top four of the Premier League, during the past few weeks.  

The two Welshmen have combined to win the last five nights of Premier League action, to rise up towards the top of the table. Price has picked up three wins, while Clayton has picked up another two.  

Since his popular win in Cardiff in week two, the world number 4, Price, has now found himself in second place in the Premier League table, only behind Michael van Gerwyn.  

The ‘Iceman’ has started to hit some of his best form during the past few weeks, and his win in round 11, in Brighton helped Price become the first player to win four nights in the campaign this year.  

Price beat Chris Dobey (6-2) and Michael van Gerwyn (6-5) to reach the final, where he eased past Michael Smith (6-3), to continue his excellent run in the Premier League this year.  

Clayton ended his run of rotten form to hammer home the point that Welsh darts is here to take over. With back-to-back wins in the Premier League in both the Berlin and Birmingham events, the Ferret has risen up the table in double quick time.  

Clayton picked up a crucial 6-5 win against Michael van Gerwyn in their mammoth 11 leg battle in the quarter final in Berlin.  

Photos from the Cardiff Premier League event at the Cardiff International Arena on Thursday 9th February 2023.

The result looked to have done just the trick for the Welshman, who looked to have finally shed the shackles that had wound themselves around him earlier in the tournament.  

The Ferret went on to beat fellow Welshman, Price (6-4), before beating reigning World champion Michael Smith (6-4) in the final, in front of a barmy crowd in Berlin.  

With his first win under his belt, Clayton continued his superb form by winning the next round in Birmingham, easing past Nathan Aspinall (6-4) and van Gerwyn (6-3), before holding off a spirited Peter Wright (6-5), to reign supreme at the Utilitia Arena in Birmingham. 

Price continued his fine form in the European Tour. The Welshman picked up his seventh and eighth European tour wins respectively with victories in Leverkusen and Riesa respectively.  

The Iceman averaged over 105 in both events, beating Dirk van Duijvenbode 8-7 in Leverkusen. Price then beat another Dutchman, Michael van Gerwyn 8-4, to secure back-to-back Euro tour titles, by retaining his Riesa crown.