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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Pa Sport Staff

Jimmy White beats Judd Trump to reach last-16 in Leicester

PA Wire

Jimmy White claimed his first professional win over Judd Trump as he moved into the last-16 of the WST Classic in Leicester.

White, who turns 61 in May, coasted into a 3-0 lead then withstood a brief Trump comeback before wrapping up a 4-2 win.

In doing so, White matched his record set at the recent German Masters when he became the first player in his 60s to reach the last-16 of a ranking event since Eddie Charlton in 1992.

“I was really nervous, but it’s OK to be nervous because it means you’re alive at my age,” White told

“If you’re not a fan of Judd Trump you’re not a fan of snooker. The last five times we’ve played he’s beaten me, so this is a big win for me.”

White was due to make a swift return to action in Tuesday’s evening session against Pang Junxu, who whitewashed compatriot Si Jiahui.

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