Orpington residence get chance to do battle with Premier League darts star Cross


Sports fans in Orpington can test their darting skills against a current Premier League star and former world champion when a new builders merchant officially opens its doors next week.

Rob Cross, who won the World Championship two years ago and the World Matchplay last July, will be at Selco Builders Warehouse on Cray Avenue (BR5 4HE) between 9am and 11am on Wednesday, February 19.

Members of the public are invited to come along to the branch to take on Cross, who is ranked No 4 in the world and is known as Voltage as he is a former electrician, in special nine dart challenges.

The event is being staged to mark the opening of Selco’s 68th UK branch.

Selco, one of the UK’s leading builders merchants, is an official partner of the Professional Darts Corporation.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “A new branch opening is always an exciting time and there is no better way to mark it than having one of the world’s top darts players present to take on our customers, colleagues and the general public.

“Rob is one of the biggest names in the sport and the way he won the World Championship in 2018 was an incredible story.

“There is no need to book – just come down to Selco Orpington between 9am and 11am. We will have prizes up for grabs and it’s a great chance for people to take on one of the best players in the world.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock and open seven days and for a minimum of 80 hours per week, Selco’s branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver, a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a new website designed to help tradespeople purchase their materials in the quickest and most effective way possible.