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Martin Adams: ‘Men are terrible at talking about our health, aren’t we?’

The former darts world champion discusses his battle with prostate cancer and why these days he is as happy to play for free in the local county leagues as on the biggest stage

When you are a professional darts player called ‘Wolfie’, a former three-time world champion still grounded enough to enjoy playing for free in the local leagues, it is obvious why a pub will open just for you before 10 o’clock on a Friday morning. Murky sunlight seeps into The Bell in Deeping St James, not far from Peterborough, as Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams discusses a silent killer.

“A lot of people call it the silent killer because there are not necessarily any symptoms,” Adams says of prostate cancer, which took hold of him in the spring of 2016. “I didn’t have any symptoms and I know lots of people that have never had any symptoms – or it’s been minor stuff they’ve brushed aside.”

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Debutant Rob Cross stuns Michael van Gerwen to set up final with Phil Taylor

• No20 seed Cross beats defending champion in sudden-death leg
• Taylor beats Jamie Lewis 6-1 in his final world championship

World championship debutant Rob Cross will face 16-time champion Phil Taylor in Monday’s final after the No20 seed shocked world No1 Michael van Gerwen 6-5 in an epic semi-final.

Cross held his nerve in a sudden-death leg to win the deciding set by six legs to five after Van Gerwen had missed five darts at a match-winning double. He will take on Taylor for the title after the No6 seed overcame qualifier Jamie Lewis 6-1 in his final professional tournament.

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Source: gad