Chatteris potter Joe Perry suffers first round exit in English Open

Joe Perry. Photo: Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker

Joe Perry. Photo: Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker - Credit: Archant

A 95 per cent pot rate wasn’t enough to save Joe Perry from an early exit in the English Open.

The Chatteris cueman struck a second-frame break of 134 – the highest of the day at the Manchester tournament - but opponent Matthew Selt responded in style to storm to success in the final three frames, taking a 4-2 victory.

Selt, ranked 13 places below Perry, hit classy breaks of 99, 68 and 82 on route to his first round victory yesterday (October 10).