Lisa Ashton breaks ladies world record TV average with 98.84 in World Trophy quarter-final win

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Lisa Ashton broke the ladies world record TV average after ending on 98.84 as she beat Corrine Hammond in the BDO Sports Direct World Trophy quarter-finals.

The record was previously held by Trina Gulliver, who averaged 97.56 against Francis Hoenselaar in the 1999 World Masters final.

But that 17-year record was eclipsed by Ashton, who eased to a 5-1 win over Hammond to become the first lady through to tomorrow’s semi-finals.

“I was so happy with that game, it was absolutely brilliant,” Ashton said. “I couldn’t ask for anything more than that.

“I’m over the moon with it. My first game I was struggling alot and I thought if I actually get my game together, and it did and all clicked together there.”

Ashton started her record-breaking display with a 12 dart leg, before Hammond made the most of missed doubles from the Lancashire Rose to level up at 1-1.

But the two-time world champion kicked on again by winning four legs in a row, in 15, 17, 14 and 15 darts, which included checkouts of 118 and 120 to finish with an historic 98.84 three-dart average.

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