Friday, 27 April 2007

Snooker: Parrott Subdued by Murphy

Shaun Murphy played a good solid 5 frames to dispose of John Parrott by 13 frames to 8. John has really shown that the pubic should not be condemning him to the BBC TV studio as a full time job just yet!

Parrott showed great mettle to come back from 4-0 down, then to 7-4 and then finished the second session with a 123 break to level at 8-8. It certainly shows that Parrott isn't scared of modern day former world champions and Murphy wasn't playing particularly badly.

But the 2005 champion showed his class in the final session; punching his fist at his supporters going into the mid-session interval 12-8. During the frame that clinched his victory, the man from Rotheram didn't really blink and wrapped up the match that people thought he would win reasonably easily. Just goes to show that the old fellas can still give the young guns a good game over distance!!

It's great to see Parrott back on the main stage and I think Murphy now looks a serious contender for the championship.

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