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Joe Perry from Chatteris dumps UK snooker champion Ding Junhui from the Masters at Alexandra Palace

Former finalist Joe Perry from Chatteris pulled off one of the shocks of the season when dumping current UK champion Ding Junhui from this year's Masters on Sunday.

Chinese star Ding was fresh from winning the UK Championship in York last month but 45-year-old Perry – who reached the 2017 Masters final – prevailed 6-3 after taking a close opening frame.

The Fenland potter told the BBC: "It feels like a long time since that final.

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