MICHAEL Smith lost a thrilling semi final to Michael van Gerwen in the Cazoo Premier League Night 15 in Sheffield.

Smith reached the semis after coming back from 5-2 down against leader Jonny Clayton, who missed seven match darts.

The semi against the Dutchman was equally tight, but Smith was pipped and ledt the Steel City with two points.

2022 Cazoo Premier League.
Night 14 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield.
Thursday May 12.
Joe Cullen Bye James Wade.
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Gary Anderson.
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Peter Wright.
Michael Smith 6-5 Jonny Clayton.

Gerwyn Price 6-3 Joe Cullen
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Michael Smith

Gerwyn Price 6-5 Michael van Gerwen.

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Gerwyn Price returned to form at the Utilita Arena, producing back-to-back 100 averages to reach the final for the first time since Night Three in Belfast, when he landed two nine-dart finishes on the way to victory.

The Welshman pocketed the £10,000 winner's bonus in Sheffield and picks up a crucial five league points, which move him up to fifth place, just two points adrift of Peter Wright in the final Play-Off place.

The Cazoo Premier League roadshow heads to The O2 in London on Thursday May 19 for Night 15 of the league phase, as Price looks to maintain his Play-Off push against fellow-countryman Clayton.

The night's other quarter-finals will see Van Gerwen play Smith, Cullen face Anderson and Wright take on James Wade, who missed the night in Sheffield due to illness.