Excitement is mounting in the Cardigan area for the second year in succession after darts hero Jamie Lewis

reached round three of the William Hill Professional Darts Corporation World Championship at Alexandra Palace in London.

Lewis, aged 27, caused a sensation in last year’s championship by becoming the first qualifier to go to the semi-final where he was defeated by the legendary Phil Taylor who has since retired.

In this year’s tournament, which offers prize money of £2,500,000, the world ranked number 29, came up against number 154 in the world Cody Harris of New Zealand.

Father of five Harris, aged 33, appearing in the championship for the second year, caused an upset in round one when knocking out world ranked number 48 Martin Schindler of Germany.

Lewis appeared to be strolling to victory when taking a 2-0 lead in sets but Harris , from Auckland in New Zealand, staged a fightback to square the match before Lewis turned on the style in the deciding set which he won 3-0.

The Welshman hit nine maximums and had an average of 92.32 in reaching the third round to be played later this week.