Luke Humphries makes honest Luke Littler comment after Premier League Darts

Luke Humphries has been in superb form at Premier League Darts over the past two weeks.

Luke Humphries has won consecutive nights at Premier League Darts (Image: Getty)

Luke Humphries boasted that darts is in the best place it has ever been – in part because of him and teenage sensation Luke Littler. Cool Hand won a second consecutive night of Premier League Darts on Thursday, elevating him above Michael van Gerwen at the top of the leaderboard.

Humphries overcame Michael Smith in his quarter-final, a repeat of his final from the week before. The reigning world champion defeated Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall to claim the night’s crown in Nottingham.

The 29-year-old has enjoyed a magnificent year, beating Littler to lift his first World Darts Championship in January. Competing at his first Premier League, Humphries is now a contender to win the tournament.

Darts has seen a boost in popularity over the past few months. Humphries believes the sport is in an extremely healthy place.

“What me and Luke have done since the Worlds has been amazing for the sport. I think the sport is in the best place possible now, the best place it has ever been,” he told Sky Sports.

Luke Littler has made a big impression in darts aged just 17 (Image: Getty)

“We have got me and him. Van Gerwen, Aspinall, [Rob] Cross, [Gerwyn] Price. Hopefully now the crowds can keep getting behind us and enjoying it, because it is going to be an exciting sport for the next nine months.”

Humphries is two points ahead of Van Gerwen, who had won three consecutive nights before the Leeds-born star secured his first triumph in Brighton on March 7. Littler is third with 13 points and Nathan Aspinall, on 11 points, is fourth.

“I would love to finish top of the table but top four is what I want. I am still learning, it is tough playing the best players week in, week out. It will be a long slog to finish top,” Humphries continued.

Gideon Canice

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