PETER WRIGHT has turned into Gordon Ramsay in lockdown as he cooks up a bid for the PDC Home Tour title.
The reigning World Champion has gone all a la dart carte with the frying pan looking after the family during the coronavirus crisis. Wright, 50, takes his place tonight (Tues) in the last 32 of the online streaming event against Ryan Murray, Cristo Reyes and Jelle Klaasen.
Snakebite has been working flat-out on his farm building a 40 foot greenhouse, helping new born chicks settle into life while Jo has been making face masks for her hair salon – when it re-opens – and knitting clothes for Michael van Gerwen’s new baby boy.Plus Snakebite has been taking on lockdown lodger and fellow player Dimitri Van den Bergh at chess, archery and pool.He added: “I’m actually loving time off to be fair. We’ve been very busy. I’ve worked out that I’m a good cook as well. Jo tells me I am anyway!“I’ve been making sweet and sour chicken balls, toad in the hole, corned beef pie, poached eggs and my favourite roast dinners.“
Jo is also a dressmaker as well as a hairdresser. I organised her sewing room at last so now the sewing machine is at full blast. She’s made a hat and clothes for Michael’s young baby as well as face masks for when the salon finally opens again.“We’re also building the new 40-foot polytunnel greenhouse which is really hard work and I’ve found a way of growing tomatoes out of a two-liter bottle. Plus we’ve also got some new rabbits. It’s never not busy here!
“But obviously my first concern right now is Jo and that she comes through this op all safe and successful.”
World No.2 Wright is in bullish mood after winning his qualifying group a week ago and is the top-seeded player left in the competition alongside the likes of Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Nathan Aspinall, Glen Durrant, and Dave Chisnall. He added: “Of course I’ll hit the practice board now. I think Dimitri will help me. I’m still in the competition, I’m the World Champion and I think I’ll win it. You ain’t seen nothing yet!
“It was a tough last group to win over Justin Pipe, Krzysztof Ratajski and Adam Hunt. Justin is always awesome, he never gives up. It’s never easy playing Justin. I used to look up to Justin when I was trying to get better and improve myself when he was winning all the Players Championships. He’s a quality guy and a quality dart player.
“We all know that Krzysztof is a fantastic player and he’s going to get even better in the future. He’s immense.“
All he does is practice and practice and try and be better than anyone else. Respect to him, he’s a hard man to beat.”