Chatteris cueman Joe Perry was edged out in the Betfred World Snooker Championship first round by rising star Kyren Wilson at the Crucible in Sheffield on Wednesday.
The 41-year-old former world semi-finalist was edged out 9-10 by fellow Englishman Wilson who legend and five-times world winner Ronnie O’Sullivan described as a “future world champion”.
“It was a fantastic match throughout,” said Wilson, who said winning his first match at the World Championship was almost as good as securing his maiden ranking event title.
“Me and Joe flowed off each other.”
Today (Tuesday) in the best of 25 frames quarter-final, Kettering’s Wilson took on former winner Mark Selby.