A West Cumbrian darts promoter is set to step down with an emotional final event.

The second Shaun Weaver Memorial Masters has been organised by Ben Nicholson in memory of the local darts player who died in December 2017.

The event will be the last run by Maverick Event Promotions and organiser Nicholson, who is Mr Weaver's godson.

Nicholson said: "All of us at Maverick Event Promotions are really looking forward to our farewell show.

"It’s been a really hard decision for us but we felt it was the right time to go out on a high.

"The evening means so much to us; Shaun Weaver was one of our team and to go out in style at his Memorial Masters means we can go out with pride and a smile.

"The night will be emotional but we would like to thank everyone who has supported these Cumbrian exhibitions over the years and we hope as many people as possible can join us one last time.

"The last seven or so years have been great for me, bringing all the big names to West Cumbria, and I hope that somebody carries it on in the future."

Two-time PDC World Darts Champion Adrian Lewis was due to play in the competition but has now withdrawn from the line-up, with Nicholson forced into a rethink.

Glen Durrant will still attend with a view to defending the title he won in last year's inaugural event and he will now be joined by Tony O'Shea, Lisa Ashton and Stephen Bunting.

Nicholson added: "Over years we’ve had Adrian Lewis, Eric Bristow, Glen Durrant, Andy Fordham and a whole host of big names play in venues all across the county but it’s a nice touch to finish in Workington Legion where it all started for me all them years ago."

The competition will take place at the Royal British Legion Club in Workington on June 8.