SCOTT Mitchell described as “pretty mind-blowing” securing his 25th ranking title at the weekend.

The Bransgore thrower capped an impressive trip to Selsey with a 5-2 victory over Dutchman Richard Veenstra in the England Masters final on Sunday

‘Scotty Dog’, who beat world number one Wesley Harms twice across various competitions in West Sussex, had already toppled Daniel Day to claim the unranked England Matchplay crown before defeating Veenstra.

It was the first ranking title Mitchell had claimed in just over a year and he was thrilled to reach a personal goal.

He told the Daily Echo: “It’s a year and a week since I won one. I’ve been in a couple of finals.

“I was in the Australian Darts Open final and lost 10-9 and I lost the Slovakian Masters final in April. The England Masters is my 25th ranked title so it’s a little milestone that I’ve been trying to get to.

“You never expect to win one when you go out into the big wide world playing darts from little old Dorset. To have 25 world ranking titles under my belt is pretty mind-blowing really.”

Mitchell also admitted being stuck on 24 titles had been in his thoughts.

He said: “I played in a couple of finals and I think it was on my mind, I really do.

“My next target is trying to get to 30 ranking titles.”

As well as defeating Harms twice, Mitchell also produced an impressive 98 average to defeat Berkshire’s Jason Heaver in the semi-finals of the Matchplay, before riding his luck to see off England team-mate Day 5-4 in the final for a £1,000 prize.

Mitchell said: “It’s not often you beat Wesley twice in one weekend. Harms is the world number one at the moment, a good scalp for me. Even though I’ve been around for a long time, the world number one is the world number one for a reason, because he’s the guy that’s on it.

“Pleased to beat Wes and then I beat Jason Heaver, averaged just under 100 and then playing Dan in the final from being 4-2 down and managing to sneak the win with a 105 shot out.

“It was lovely to be back to winning ways.”