MIKE WARBURTON is more than pleased to be playing his part in making online darts tournaments a big success.

The Welsh international from Gwersyllt in Wrexham has become a regular in the Modus Icons of Darts League clashes where competitors play at home with their throws being screened live online.

The introduction of two cameras - with the new one now showing the player in action and not just the board - has gone down well with fans of the sport.

Warburton, who is back in action today after a table-topping group victory on Wednesday - his second of the tournament to date - is also a supporter of the new concept, even if he has created a bit of an obstacle course in his living room.

“The split-screen is a great idea and there’s been a lot more interest since it started,” said Warburton, who won five of his six games two days ago.

“I think people watching like to see the players and the reactions we give. It makes it much more interesting.

“But with two tripods and a laptop set up in the room, it’s hard to negotiate around them sometimes when I go to get the darts out of the board.”

Warburton came close to a perfect performance in his latest encounter.

Five wins out of six on Wednesday repeated the Wrexham thrower’s heroics of a fortnight ago when he finished top of a seven-player group.

The 35-year-old gained instant revenge on women player Fallon Sherrock, who beat him 4-1 on Monday to chalk up a 4-1 win of his own as he battled it out for top spot with in-form Russian player Boris Koltsov.

Despite losing a decider to Scott Marsh, 4-3 wins over Jarred Cole and Monday’s winner Ritchie Edhouse plus a key 4-2 success over Koltsov made it a good day for Warburton.

“I was pleased the way the way I played but it really should have been six out of six,” said Warburton, back in action against the same players today. “Boris has been playing really well so to beat him gave me a real lift.”