Joe Perry seals spot in round two of International Championships after incredible fight back

Joe Perry has progressed into the second round of the International Championships. Photo: Tai Chengz

Joe Perry has progressed into the second round of the International Championships. Photo: Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker - Credit: Archant

Chatteris potter Joe Perry survived a scare to progress into the second round of the International Championship in China.

The Gentleman stormed back from 5-2 down to see off fellow Englishman Andrew Higginson in the first round of the competition.

Perry will play Aditya Mehta in the second round, and if the 42-year-old can win the tournament he will pocket a tasty sum of £125,000.

His best performance in the competition came in 2014 where he reached the semi-finals.