Wilson cruises into last 16 but misses out on 147

Kyren Wilson playing a shot

Kyren Wilson completed a 10-1 first-round thrashing of Dominic Dale but missed out on making his second maximum 147 break at the Crucible.

Wilson, the 2020 runner-up, held an 8-1 lead after the first session against 52-year-old Welshman Dale – the oldest player at this year’s World Snooker Championship.

The Englishman made a break of 65 to move one frame away and then potted 11 reds and 11 blacks as he aimed to make only the 15th maximum at the Sheffield venue since it started hosting the tournament in 1977.

But he missed a red as his break ended at 88.

In the morning session’s other match, England’s Jack Lisowski defeated 2016 finalist Ding Junhui, winning 10-9 in a high-quality encounter to set up a second-round match against 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham.

Ding became the seventh seeded player to be knocked out inside the opening five days after earlier defeats for 2023 world champion Luca Brecel, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Ali Carter, Gary Wilson and Zhang Anda.