Cahill sends the rocket into orbit

James Cahill produced one of the best debutant performances the Crucible has seen in many year’s as he swept aside the World number 1 and booked his spot in the last 16 against Stephen Maguire.

Cahill who led 5-4 overnight powered to victory with two excellent clearances from 50 plus behind and will be full of confidence going into his last 16 match with Stephen Maguire…

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David Gilbert sealed an excellent 10-7 victory over Joe Perry to book a last 16 showdown with Reigning World champion Mark Williams.

Thepchaiya Un-nooh leads an out of sorts Judd Trump by a 6-3 scoreline and Judd will have to come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders if he is to overturn this deficit.

Zhou Yuelong holds a commanding 7-2 lead against an out of sorts Mark Allen. Zhou has fired in breaks of 53,54,73,86 and 101 and its going to take an amazing turn in form from Allen to turn this around but he has the game and will to do so and us at believe he has every chance of doing so.

Stuart Bingham fought off an amazing comeback by Graeme Dott to narrowly book his place in the last 16 with a 10-9 victory.Dott who trailed 8-1 after the morning session powered back to level the match at 9-9 but it was Bingham who held his nerve to claim a dramatic victory.

Today’s results 

Stuart Bingham 10-9 Graeme Dott

Mark Allen 2-7 Zhou Yuelong 

David Gilbert 10-7 Joe Perry 

Thepchaiya un-nooh 6-3 Judd Trump 

James Cahill 10-8 Ronnie O’Sullivan