A FORMER Cardigan League player has set the darts world alight with some brilliant throwing to lift a second major title in the space of two months.

Jonny Clayton , who spent several years competing in the local singles super league, recently teamed up with new world champion Gerwyn Price of Caerphilly to lift the World Cup of Darts title for Wales.

And he has now doubled up with another masterful showing at the weekend as he captured the Ladbrokes Masters at the Marshal Arena in Milton Keynes.

The unassuming and hugely popular 46-year-old Clayton, who still works for the local council at his Pontyberem home, was in tremendous form throughout the Ladbrokes tournament.

On his way to the final he came through last leg deciders against Jose de Sousa, Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and Peter Wright before springing an 11-8 final win against Mervyn King.

Clayton, who works as a plasterer for Carmarthenshire County Council, averaged 104.1 to win the final, maintaining the clinical finishing he had displayed throughout the tournament.

After lifting the coveted trophy and pocketing a cheque for £60,000, Clayton said “It was not a great match, but there was a lot at stake.

"To get over that winning line in my first individual final is an amazing feeling,

“At one stage I thought Mervyn was going to take me all the way and I’d be faced with another deciding leg, but he went to sleep for a while and I took my chance.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me in this and other tournaments.”

Nicknamed The Ferret during his days playing as a scrum-half for home club Pontyberem, Clayton has now been selected as the 10th player in this year’s elite Premier League.