HEREFORDSHIRE darts star Terry Jenkins continues to make an excellent impression in his first season in the Holsten Premier League.

The Ledbury pitcher has moved up to fourth place in the league after two successive wins and still retains a realistic hope of carrying off the top prize of £75,000 with six weeks gone and more than half of the competition still remaining.

Jenkins has already boosted his earnings by twice carrying off the £1,000 bonus for the top check-out, including a superb 141 in last week's success against Colin Lloyd.

Jenkins had to pull out all the stops to hold off a dramatic revival by Lloyd after seeming set for a comfortable win when he led 5-1.

Lloyd then slipped into top gear by winning five successive legs but Jenkins regained his composure to take the next three for an 8-6 success.

The previous week, the county ace also produced a strong finish to see off the challenge of Peter Manley.

After 10 legs, the pair were deadlocked at 5-5 but Jenkins moved ahead at 7-5 before producing a superb 11-dart finish to clinch the 13th leg.

Phil Taylor and Dennis Priestley, who have both beaten Jenkins in the competition, currently hold the top two spots in the table.

Raymond van Barneveld, who shared the points in a thrilling 7-7 draw with Jenkins in the fourth week of competition, is in third place.