Could Sussex potter Davis knock out former world champion Murphy?

Sussex ace Mark Davis leads former world champion Shaun Murphy after an encouraging start to their match in the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 7:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 7:18 pm
Shaun Murphy at the table, watched by Mark Davis / Picture: Getty

The 2005 champion Murphy trailing veteran St Leonards star Davis 5-4 at the end of a tight opening to their match, which resumes on Thursday afternoo.

Ninth seed Murphy pinched the first frame after Davis, 48, missed a long red on a break of 56. Davis, who is at the Crucible for the 12th time in his career, scored three further half-centuries to build a 5-3 lead, but Murphy finished with a ton.

Mark Davis sizes up his options / Picture: Getty
Mark Davis tries to make it count / Picture: Getty
A study in concentration / Picture: Getty