Rob's incredible impact on the PDC circuit saw him complete his first full year as a professional with his stunning triumph in the William Hill World Darts Championship.
Originally an amateur qualifier at the 2016 UK Open, the Sussex-based electrician defeated Ken MacNeil, Wes Newton and Jeffrey de Graaf to reach the last 32, where it took a nine-darter and two 170 finishes from Michael van Gerwen to end his hopes.
Following that experience, Cross joined the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour and won three tournaments, reached two other finals and landed a nine-darter as his success on the second-tier tour earned him a PDC Tour Card for 2017/2018.
Cross' transition to the professional circuit began with qualification for another UK Open before he won his first full ranking title at a Players Championship in March 2017.
Runs to three successive European Tour quarter-finals were followed by a second Players Championship victory in May before Cross made his World Matchplay debut in July.
Two further Players Championship wins followed before Cross' quality was shown with a run to the European Championship final, where he was again denied by Van Gerwen.
The pair would clash again on the big stage during Cross' debut run at the World Championship, but it was this time the Englishman who emerged victorious in a sudden-death leg in their classic semi-final.
Cross then defeated Phil Taylor 7-2 in sets to secure darts' biggest prize as he crowned his incredible year by being named as World Champion.
The Hastings thrower claimed his first PDC title since being crowned World Champion at Players Championship 13 in Wigan in June 2018, beating Ian White in the final.
Cross then picked up his first televised title since winning the World Championship at the Brisbane Darts Masters, defeating Van Gerwen 11-6 in the final.
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