UPDATE: Perry exits Snooker World Championship after final-frame defeat to Stephen Hendry

BRAVE Fen Potter Joe Perry has this afternoon crashed out of the World Snooker Championship after losing a nervy final-frame decider to Stephen Hendry.

Trailing 6-3 after yesterday’s session, the Chatteris ace launched a stirring fightback to level the score at 9-9 and take the tie into its 19th frame.

Seven-time world champion Hendry appeared to have secured his place in the second round after racing into a 53-0 lead.

But Perry, ranked 30th in the world, almost overturned the Scot’s lead. The 36-year-old was four balls away from victory, when a missed brown let Hendry back in to clear up and book his place in the next round at the Crucible, in Sheffield.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter