Fallon Sherrock told she deserves place in Premier League as ‘commercial asset’

Fallon Sherrock may have been heartbroken to miss out on a two-year PDC Tour Card at Q-school – but she might yet grab a Premier League Darts spot should they take commercialism into account.

That is the view of 2020 BDO World Darts Championship quarter-finalist Laura Turner, who has been asked about the possibility of Sherrock joining the revamped league format.

The PDC annoyed this week that the format of the competition will be changing for the 2022 edition, with an 8 person knockout bracket on each of the first seven nights.

While it is not yet known who will be playing in the tournament, many believe it should be the top eight ranked players, despite Eddie Hearn suggesting Sherrock had a chance late last year.

Turner has now been asked about her thoughts on whether Sherrock could compete, and although she admitted it would be tricky on merit, she thinks it would be straightforward on commercialism.

When asked if there was a case to be made for Sherrock to be in the Premier League on Sky Sports News, Turner: "Yeah, I've said it before, she's got to be one of the most commercial assets within darts at the moment.

"She's hot property, everyone wants to see Fallon play."

Adding: "Now it has gone down to eight it've very difficult to shoehorn her in based on what we've seen, but if she did, it wouldn't necessarily surprise me."

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And saying: "You ask people who they see in the press regularly and who people are talking about then she is a massive name up there because of what she's achieved."

Turner did admit that those who have performed the best over the last year should be the ones to get a Premier League spot, saying she would be both surprised and not surprised should Sherrock make it.

Having been nicknamed the Queen of the Palace after making history with wins over Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic at the 2020 PDC Darts World Championships, Sherrock failed to qualify in 2021.

On her return to Ally Pally in December, Sherrock lost 3-2 in her first round clash against Steve Beaton, and has since been hit with further disappointment.

Following a 6-3 defeat by Nathan Treadgold during the Final Stage of UK Qualifying School, Sherrock missed out on a tour card.

Although she came up short, Sherrock can take some positives from her rising average at Q-School going from 75.34 in 2020 to 89.24 in 2022.

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