A sports reporter made sure he was on cue for a great interview when he met one of the world’s best snooker players.
Rob Setchell, of the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard, challenged snooker ace Joe Perry to a frame as he prepared for his recent World Championship qualifier.
Joe ranked 26th in the world rankings and a professional for 20 years, has played countless frames across the world against the game’s legends. He reached the World Championship semi-finals in 2008.
He regularly practices with world number three and 2010 world champion Neil Robertson.
A converted snooker room at the back of Perry’s parents’ home was the setting for the clash which saw Joe cruise to a 61-18 victory.
Said Rob: “For the space of about a minute, I was ahead against the world number 26.
“That’s the small shred of consolation I can take from my 61-18 hammering at the hands of Gentleman Joe.
“Playing on a table used in the 2003 World Championships, my early break of nine was never likely to give the snooker star a headache.
“Cheered on by his five-year-old daughter Lexie, the Fen Potter cleared up with ease.”