Snooker: Walker misses out on last 16 of Wuxi Classic


Joel Walker failed to reach the last 16 of the Wuxi Classic in China after losing to Ben Woollaston yesterday.

The Sheffield potter, who defeated Alex Davies in the first round of the maiden ranking tournament of the season, was beaten five frames to two by fellow Englishman Woollaston.

Elsewhere, world number one Neil Robertson reeled off the last three frames to see off Martin Gould 5-2 while John Higgins was a 5-1 winner over Dechawat Poomjaeng, who proved a crowd favourite at the World Championship in Sheffield in April. Poomjaeng practices at the Star Snooker Academy, in Sheffield.

Mark Williams edged out Jack Lisowski in a final-frame thriller.