Chatteris cueman Perry makes Masters last eight

Joe Perry during his match against Ding Junhui  during day four of the 2015 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 14, 2015. See PA story SNOOKER Masters. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire SNOOKER_Masters_203350.JPG
Joe Perry during his match against Ding Junhui during day four of the 2015 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 14, 2015. See PA story SNOOKER Masters. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire SNOOKER_Masters_203350.JPG
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Chatteris potter Joe Perry’s Masters charge was stopped in the quarter-finals by Mark Allen 6-4 at Alexandra Palace.

Allen went 3-1 ahead, before England’s Perry made breaks of 50, 68 and 67 to make it 4-4 on Friday.

But Northern Irishman Allen made a break of 55 and then clinched the 10th to progress.

“For long periods of that match, it was embarrassing,” Allen told BBC Sport. “I just could not get anything going.

“I was delivering the cue so badly.”

Allen was beaten in the semi-final by Shaun Murphy.

Earlier Perry had knocked out former champion Ding Junhui.

Perry stroked in breaks of 79 and 104 to lead, before going 4-2 ahead after nicking the sixth frame on the final black.

China’s Ding won the next frame by a point, but Perry clinched the two he needed including a century to advance.

First round Masters snooker results, Wednesday: Ding Junhui (Chn) 3-6 Joe Perry (Eng). 21-102 (79), 85-0 (80), 24-61, 0-104 (104), 73-32 (67), 80-81, 58-57, 6-70, 8-128 (104)

Quarter-final, Friday: Perry 4-6 Mark Allen (NI). 52-57, 71-1, 53-57, 32-76, 93-23 (50), 68-23 (68), 40-49, 104-24 (67), 4-72 (55), 7-56.