Result: Michael Smith, Dave Chisnall eliminated from Premier League

Dave Chisnall of England in action during his second round match on day eight of the 2013 World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace on December 21, 2012
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St Helens duo Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall are out of the Premier League after losing their matches in Cardiff on Thursday night.

Michael Smith has bowed out of the Premier League after slipping to a 7-5 defeat to Phil Taylor on Thursday night.

The debutant competed well with the 16-time world champion and had a dart at a double in each of the final two legs, but Taylor held his nerve to hit a 124 checkout to leave Smith at the bottom of the standings.

Fellow St Helens thrower Dave Chisnall has also been eliminated after suffering a 7-5 defeat to Peter Wright, who ensured that he sits just two points off a top-four place.

Gary Anderson missed a dart at double 20 to defeat James Wade, before the left-hander took out 62 to secure a 6-6 draw.

The all-Dutch clash between Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld also ended in a 6-6 stalemate, with Van Barneveld missing a dart to get the better of the world number one.

In the other match of the night, Adrian Lewis recorded a 7-4 victory over Robert Thornton, who remained in the tournament courtesy of Smith and Chisnall losing their respective matches.

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