GARY ANDERSON topped the individual averages for the BetVictor World Cup of Darts first round as he starred for Scotland on his return to action.

The two-time World Champion made his return to competitive action following treatment for a back problem on Thursday night, as he partnered Peter Wright to a 5-0 romp against Denmark.

The Scots produced the only ton-plus average of the first round at a combined 101.55, but Anderson's individual performance was the best of any player as he averaged 105.28 and also landed two doubles from as many attempts.

Poland's Krzysztof Ratajski was second in the individual standings with a 104.24 average in their 5-2 win over the Czech Republic.

The third-highest individual average went to Italy's Stefano Tomassetti, who averaged 101.25 per visit in their high-quality clash with Canada - for whom Dawson Murschell averaged 100.64 in a 5-3 victory.

Wright averaged 98.71 to accompany Anderson's round-high total, while Russia's Aleksey Kadochnikov (97.83), Singapore's Paul Lim (97.07) and Germany's Max Hopp (97.04) also impressed.

New Zealand's Cody Harris (96.54) and South Africa's Devon Petersen (87.14) were the only players to win all five legs for their nation in a victory during the first round - and their nations clash in Saturday's second round.

2019 BetVictor World Cup
First Round - Individual Averages

105.28 Gary Anderson (Scotland)
104.24 Krzysztof Ratajski (Poland)
101.25 Stefano Tomassetti (Italy)
100.64 Dawson Murschell (Canada)
98.71 Peter Wright (Scotland)
97.83 Aleksey Kadochnikov (Russia)
97.07 Paul Lim (Singapore)
97.04 Max Hopp (Germany)
96.54 Cody Harris (New Zealand)
95.90 Mensur Suljovic (Austria)
95.39 Magnus Caris (Sweden)
95.31 Diogo Portela (Brazil)
95.29 Kai Fan Leung (Hong Kong)
95.17 Kim Huybrechts (Belgium)
95.07 Kim Viljanen (Finland)
94.11 Rob Cross (England)
93.74 Jim Long (Canada)
93.23 Boris Koltsov (Russia)
92.93 Michael van Gerwen (Netherlands)
92.61 Jermaine Wattimena (Netherlands)
92.12 William O'Connor (Ireland)
91.60 Noel Malicdem (Philippines)
89.91 Gerwyn Price (Wales)
89.53 Darin Young (USA)
89.38 Zoran Lerchbacher (Austria)
88.61 Andrea Micheletti (Italy)
88.36 Michael Smith (England)
87.56 John Michael (Greece)
87.44 Royden Lam (Hong Kong)
87.14 Devon Petersen (South Africa)
87.00 Harith Lim (Singapore)
86.88 Simon Whitlock (Australia)
86.73 Dimitri Van den Bergh (Belgium)
86.44 Kyle Anderson (Australia)
86.32 Karel Sedlacek (Czech Republic)
86.23 Niels Heins√łe (Denmark)
85.57 Cristo Reyes (Spain)
84.61 Darius Labanauskas (Lithuania)
84.06 Lourence Ilagan (Philippines)
84.00 Toni Alcinas (Spain)
83.89 Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland)
83.17 Seigo Asada (Japan)
82.17 Dyson Parody (Gibraltar)
81.83 Brendan Dolan (Northern Ireland)
81.55 Pavel Jirkal (Czech Republic)
80.80 Steve Lennon (Ireland)
80.25 Veniamin Symeonidis (Greece)
79.05 Martin Schindler (Germany)
78.64 Per Laursen (Denmark)
78.00 Tytus Kanik (Poland)
77.77 Marko Kantele (Finland)
76.31 Janos Vegso (Hungary)
76.06 Yuanjun Liu (China)
76.05 Xiaochen Zong (China)
75.98 Jonny Clayton (Wales)
75.47 Haupai Puha (New Zealand)
73.77 Dennis Nilsson (Sweden)
72.89 Haruki Muramatsu (Japan)
72.65 Antony Lopez (Gibraltar)
72.53 Mindaugas Barauskas (Lithuania)
70.79 Pal Szekely (Hungary)
69.52 Vernon Bouwers (South Africa)
67.44 Chuck Puleo (USA)
58.93 Artur Valle (Brazil)

Statistics produced by Christopher Kempf. Words by Dave Allen.

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