Perry keeps his nerve

CHATTERIS snooker star Joe Perry saw an 8-2 lead over Jamie Burnett almost gone at 9-8, but he eventually clinched victory 10-8 to reach the World Championships which start in Sheffield at the Crucible on Saturday.

Perry reached the semi-finals of the World Championship in 2008, losing to Ali Carter 17-15. He has been drawn against 2006 winner Graeme Dott in the first round.