• BDO World Darts Championship

Bunting secures maiden world title

ESPN staff
January 12, 2014
Stephen Bunting saw off Alan Norris 7-4 © Getty Images

Stephen Bunting secured his maiden BDO World Darts Championship title with a 7-4 win over Alan Norris in Sunday's final at Lakeside.

With both men competing in their first final, the match was level at 3-3 heading into the interval.

Bunting returned to open up a 6-3 lead, before Norris stopped the rot with a 140 checkout to cut the deficit to two sets.

But Bunting went on the seal the title in the 11th set, taking out double 16 after Norris missed a bullseye in the fourth leg, and called the victory "a great feeling".

"The crowd has been fantastic," he added. "Thanks to everyone who has supported me."

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