Bransgore ace Mitchell on double top of the world

SIX NATIONS CUP WINNER: Scott Mitchell

SIX NATIONS CUP WINNER: Scott Mitchell

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DORSET'S Scott Mitchell realised his overnight dream to bring home the Six Nations Cup for England after finishing the job against Dutchman Jan Dekker.

The Bransgore man tonight polished off 66 to claim a 15-dart leg and a 13-8 triumph for his country in the final at Glenrothes.

Mitchell joined forces with Scott Waites, Glen Durrant, James Wilson and Tony O'Shea to capture the crown on Scottish soil.

England needed just one more leg to seal the title when 'Scotty Dog' produced a scintillating performance under pressure and sent the English contingent delirious.

Mitchell told the Daily Echo: “I had a dream that I would beat Jan Dekker to win it.

“I had never beaten Jan before but had taken legs off him so I thought if it was only over one leg, I could go and do it.

“It was amazing. The format was absolutely brutal and the fact that you can step up and win the game for your country is unbelievable.

“To be the first guy from Dorset in the full squad is amazing but you have to come here and pull your weight and, hopefully, people will think I have.”

After England had lost their first two legs, BDO world number eight Mitchell got his country on the board as he checked out with double four against Wesley Harms.

England seized the initiative thanks to a stunning 116 finish from Yorkshireman Waites and a dazzling 12-dart leg from Durrant.

Mitchell was left shell-shocked on 123 as Danny Noppert took out 87 to claim a leg against the darts but needed only one shot at double top in his final encounter against Dekker to secure the silverware.

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5:45pm Mon 24 Feb 14

joetheman says...

could somebody tell the echo and scotty Bransgore is in Hampshire, not Dorset
could somebody tell the echo and scotty Bransgore is in Hampshire, not Dorset joetheman
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6:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

north dorset AFCB says...

Well done Scott,great last game, from all Dorset dart players.
Well done Scott,great last game, from all Dorset dart players. north dorset AFCB
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