Our top 10 pictures from the 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship

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A thrilling 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship culminated in Daryl Gurney claiming his second PDC major title with an 11-9 victory over Michael van Gerwen in the final.

The Northern Irishman beat Robert Thornton, Ryan Searle, Brendan Dolan, Chris Dobey and Danny Noppert on his way to victory in Minehead.

We’ve picked out our top 10 pictures from a fabulous three-days in Somerset.

Two-time world champion Adrian Lewis feels the angst in his 3-6 second round defeat to Krzysztof Ratajski. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Two-time world champion Adrian Lewis feels the angst in his 3-6 second round defeat to Krzysztof Ratajski. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Ratajski celebrates as he knocks out two-time world champion Lewis to make it into round three. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Ratajski celebrates as he knocks out two-time world champion Lewis to make it into round three. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Eventual semi-finalist Danny Noppert shows his relief as he gets past Mervun King 6-5 in round two. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Eventual semi-finalist Danny Noppert shows his relief as he gets past Mervyn King 6-5 in round two. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

James Wade looks worried as Chris Dobey powers through 10-9 in the third round. Lawrence Lustig/PDC

James Wade looks worried as Chris Dobey powers through 10-9 in the third round. Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The lights shine down on Michael van Gerwen as he prepares to take on Stephen Burton. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The lights shine down on Michael van Gerwen as he prepares to take on Stephen Burton. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Stephen Bunting celebrates an emotion 10-9 victory over Peter Wright in the third round. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Stephen Bunting celebrates an emotional 10-9 victory over Peter Wright in the third round. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Michael van Gerwen shows his frustration after missing valuable darts at double. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Michael van Gerwen shows his frustration after missing valuable darts at double in the Ladbrokes Players Championship Final. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Daryl Gurney celebrates becoming the 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship winner after winning the match on the bullseye against van Gerwen. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Daryl Gurney celebrates becoming the 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship winner after winning the match on the bullseye against van Gerwen. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Gurney celebrates with his arms aloft after winning the 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Gurney celebrates with his arms aloft after winning the 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Your 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship winner. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Your 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship winner. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket and horse racing.