Perry sets up Rocket date

Competitors in the mixed doubles final at Pot Black.  Left to right -  Joe Perry, Tatjana Vasiljeva, Pam Wood and Martin Gould. ENGANL00220110804231022
Competitors in the mixed doubles final at Pot Black. Left to right - Joe Perry, Tatjana Vasiljeva, Pam Wood and Martin Gould. ENGANL00220110804231022
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Chatteris cueman Joe Perry has set up a dream match with reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the World Snooker Championship.

The local potter will meet hot favourite the “Rocket”, who is widely-tipped to take his sixth world title at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, in the second round later this week.

Perry came through the first round with an unbelievable comeback on Monday afternoon after looking odds-on to go out.

He was 6-3 behind to Jamie Burnett of Scotland overnight but won seven out of the final eight frames (see page 76).