A Week of Sport #5 – 4th January 2016

Welcome to a week of sport, a weekly post that let’s our in-house sports fanatics rant and rave about last weeks sporting headlines.

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Ben Stokes hits England’s fastest ever double century

South Africa v England - Second Test: Day Two

Ben Stokes hit the fastest double century for England yesterday and, in doing so, scored the second fastest in Test Match history. Having resumed day two of the Test on 74, Stokes powered to 200 in 163 balls, which beats Sir Ian Botham’s 220-ball record. To add to this, Jonny Bairstow was with Stokes all the way and secured himself his first test century with the two sharing a stand of 399 for the sixth wicket – a world record for a sixth-wicket partnership.

Anderson defeats Lewis to become the PDC World Darts Champion

2016 William Hill PDC World Darts Championships - Day Fifteen

Gary Anderson defeated Adrian Lewis 7–5 to retain the PDC World Championship. Despite having a lower overall average compared to his opponent, Anderson’s superior accuracy in finishing saw him lift the Sid Waddell Trophy for the second time in as many years. The match also broke a record for any PDC match with there being 34 180’s.

Quins move up to third with a win over Worcester

Worcester Warriors v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership

With two tries from Charlie Walker and Nick Evans’s 100% record from the boot; Harlequins secured a victory over Worcester despite a late comeback from the Warriors. With the visitors 24–3 up just after half-time, the Warriors fought back gallantly to an eventual lose of 24–20.

Chelsea get back to their winning ways


Chelsea claimed their first victory under Interim Manager, Guus Hiddink, with a 3–0 win against Crystal Palace. Oscar claimed the first goal; but once The Blues scored, they dominated all areas of the pitch.

The match also looked like a return to form for Diego Costa, who put Oscar through for the opening goal and scored one himself in the second half. The victory, Chelsea’s biggest goal margin win of the season, took The Blues six points clear of relegation.

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