Darts chaos as two stars hit nine-darters in identical session with followers in disbelief

Darts fans were left in awe after watching back-to-back nine-darters in the MODUS Super Series.

A nine-dart leg may be becoming a more regular sight as the standard continues to improve in the modern era but it remains a phenomenal achievement. There have been only three televised nine-darters in 2024 so far – a tally that was almost equalled in one session on Tuesday.

Lee Cocks was the first player to step up to the oche, making two 180s before finishing on double 12 with his ninth dart in the decisive leg of his victory over Pontus Danielsson. After being warned by his broadcast not to jinx Cocks, the commentator said: “Yes, get in there, Lee Cocks! What a way to win a game. It doesn’t get better than that.”

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It looked set to be the highlight of the day in Portsmouth, but Tommy Lishman had other ideas as he looked to salvage his match against David Evans. A wonderful piece of commentary summed up the action and incredible level of skill on display.

“I think it’s fair to say that the blue touch paper has been well and truly lit. The sixth max of the match,” he said about Lishamn’s first trip to the oche. It was followed by growing disbelief: “Hang about, hang about, it’s getting ridiculous now.”

As Lishman stepped up to the oche to attempt a second perfect leg in as many matches, the commentator gave the shot the perfect script. He said: “Could Tommy Lishman give us back-to-back nine-darters in back-to-back games? He could you know, he could you know. Goodness gracious me! Back-to-back nine-darters in back-to-back matches!”

Fans were equally left in shock when reacting to the two legs on social media, with one commenting: “The standard these days is insane!” A second said: “Crazy darts down in Portsmouth.”

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Lee Cocks was the first man to take out a nine-darter in Portsmouth

“Amazing stuff,” said another and was joined by a fourth fan, who wrote: “Far out never seen anything of the like.” Meanwhile, Lishman quoted the video on X and said, “What a feeling”, despite eventually losing his match to Evans.

The MODUS Super Series is a weekly darts competition played in a round-robin format before progressing to the latter stages and Cocks is currently top of the leaderboard after 15 matches. Meanwhile, the sport’s other top players are preparing to take part in the World Matchplay being held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.