Rob Cross has claimed the first two points of the second Premier League night defeating Nathan Aspinall in a 7-5 win in a closely fought affair between the duo.
Cross averaged 94.7, hit three 180s and two ton-plus checkouts as he produced a brilliant surge towards the end to claim the opening victory in Nottingham.
Aspinall missed the bull for a 121 and Cross came back to hit double four to hold throw and claim the first leg.
The former hit a picture perfect 180 for his first of the night but missed double 16 for a 110 checkout. He wasn’t punished though and Aspinall smashed in double eight to tie the match up at 1-1.
He followed this up with a break of throw on 32 with Cross well back throughout the leg. ‘Voltage’ hit his first 180 and broke back to make it 2-2 in a scrappy encounter so far.