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WATCH: Huntly has a world champion in John Henderson after the darts star teamed up with Peter Wright to win the Cazoo World Cup of Darts for Scotland against Austria


By Craig Christie

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EMOTIONAL John Henderson claimed his first PDC darts title by helping Scotland to victory in the Cazoo World Cup of Darts in Germany.

Scotland's world cup winners. PDC - Kais Bodensieck.
Scotland's world cup winners. PDC - Kais Bodensieck.

Big Hendo teamed up with world number 2 and former world singles champion Peter Wright for a famous victory.

The Scots defeated Austria 3-1 in the final having seen off the Netherlands, led by superstar Michael van Gerwen, and a Welsh pair including reigning world champ Gerwyn Price.

Huntly's sporting star Henderson was a late call-up as replacement for Gary Anderson in the Scotland team and rose to the occasion to secure the biggest win of his career.

He told a live Sky Sports audience that he hopes the win can be a springboard for more international success.

"I'm going to enjoy this," he said. "To go back home as world champion, I'm speechless.

"Hopefully I can kick-start my own career. I'm only 44 in the world. Hopefully this is the start of many things to come.

"To play with this man has been an absolute pleasure."

Hendo threw the winning darts in the 2-1 victory over Netherlands, having lost to Van Gerwen in the singles.

His decisive 64 finish saw off the Dutch duo.

In the semis, Henderson beat world number one Price 4-2 in the singles and helped Wright to a doubles victory to book their place in the final.

Against Austria in the final, the scores were tied at 1-1 after the singles and Scotland were in trouble at 3-0 down in the doubles.

But a stirring comeback by Henderson and Wright landed a 4-3 success and an overall 2-1 lead.

Wright then defeated Mensur Suljovic 4-3 in an epic singles match to clinch the world cup win.

Henderson's win has also earned him a place in the Grand Slam of Darts later this year.

Wright later said: "We are only here because of John Henderson. It was an absolute privilege to play with him.


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