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Former cabbie knocks out three time champion Mark Selby in World Snooker Championship

28 Apr 2019

 

Former cab driver Gary Wilson pulled off a major shock in the World Snooker Championships at The Crucible.

 

33 year old Wilson from Wallsend, North Tyneside, saw off world number two, Mark Selby in a 13-10 victory.

Selby who was world champion in 2014, 2016 ans 2017 is ranked 30 places above Wilson.

 

Selby went into the interval nine frames to seven down, but came out winning the first two frames of the final session.

 

Despite pair then exchanging the next couple of frames, Wilson then took the next three frames to secure an unlikely victory.

 

Wilson will now have to face either Ali Carter or Zhou Yuelong, in what promises to be a tense quarter-final.

 

Wilson took up driving a cab in Tyneside several years ago to help him raise funds to go on tour, before returning to the pro-circuit in 2013. 

 

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons 

Image Author: Benutzer: Bill da Flute

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