LEDBURY pitcher Terry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins collected the £40,000 runners-up cheque in the final of the PartyPoker.com Grand Slam of Darts at Wolverhampton last Sunday.

Jenkins, who is the fifth ranked PDC player, was beaten 18-9 by Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.

The 10-day event brought together the leading contenders from the two darts organisations, the PDC and the BDO.

Although Jenkins broke Taylor’s throw four times in the first eight attempts, he only held his own throw once, to trail 10-5.

He then won the next two legs and had chances to make it 10-8 during his best spell in the match, before losing the leg and the next two to trail 13-7.

Taylor took five of the next seven legs to run out a comfortable winner.

In the semi-final Jenkins beat Gary ‘Dreamboy’ Anderson, the BDO No. 1, by 16 legs to 14, in an exciting match.

Jenkins trailed 5-3 and 6-4, before taking eight of the next nine legs to lead 12-7.

Anderson reduced the deficit to two legs, at 12-10, and 14-12 before nailing two bull finishes to make it 14-each.

However, a third bull finish to give Anderson the lead just eluded him and Jenkins took out double top to lead 15-14.

Jenkins then broke the Anderson throw, again with a double top, to take the match 16-14.

In the quarter-final Jenkins beat Raymond Van Barneveld, the PDC No. 2, for the second year running, by 10 legs to nine.

Jenkins led 4-2 in the early stages and had chances to gain a three leg lead, before the Dutchman levelled at 6-6 and then won three of the next four legs to lead 9-7. Jenkins equalled at 9-9 to set up the deciding leg which Jenkins won win with a double five.

The competition had begun with eight groups of four playing a round robin system.

Jenkins lost his first group match, 5-4 to Darin Young, but achieved wins over Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd 5-3 and Wes Newton 5-0.

He finished top of his group on leg difference to qualify for a second-round tie against Robert Thornton.

Jenkins progressed with a 10-8 win.