World Snooker Championship: Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham build commanding second-round leads

Judd Trump (left) and Dave Gilbert
Judd Trump is ranked number one in the world
Betfred World Snooker Championship
Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 17 April-3 May
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Former champions Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham take commanding leads into the final sessions of their respective World Championship second-round games.

Two tons in a four-game burst saw 2019 winner Trump recover from 3-1 down and he ended 11-5 ahead and just two frames from victory as Dave Gilbert struggled.

Bingham seized control against fellow qualifier Jamie Jones to lead 10-6.

The 2015 champion hit a ton and eight breaks of more than 50 but missed a good 147 chance when on 81 in frame 13.

Jones, a World Championship quarter-finalist in 2012, trailed 2-0 but responded by taking four of the next five frames with breaks of 57, 121 and 81 before the Essex man levelled the opening session with a score of 61.

But Bingham dominated on the resumption, with frame-winning breaks in five of six frames.

The only blemish was when he broke down on the 11th black when he looked well set for a maximum.

Trump on top against frustrated Gilbert

World number 15 Gilbert became increasingly rattled after wasting a great opportunity to level the match at 5-5.

The world number one required snookers but Gilbert's careless pot on a blue left a sniff of a chance and Trump took full advantage.

Trump did not need to find his best form and, although he still finished with three centuries and four scores of more than 50, it was his greater composure that made the difference.

Play resumes in both matches on Monday afternoon.

Murphy closes in on quarters

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy is on track for a quarter-final meeting with Judd Trump or David Gilbert

World number seven Shaun Murphy needs just three frames to reach his first World Championship quarter-final since 2015 after sharing eight frames with China's Yan Bingtao for a 10-6 lead.

Murphy, the 2005 champion, looked capable of storming to a two-session victory as breaks of 68 and 88 put him 8-2 ahead.

But Yan found the form that saw him crowned Masters champion this season and was vastly improved from Saturday.

The world number 10 made breaks of 100, 60, 54, 70 and 58 in winning four of the next six frames to stay in the contest.

Allen battles back against Selby

Mark Selby (left) and Mark Allen
Selby won back-to back Crucible titles in 2016 and 2017 to add to his 2014 triumph

Three-time winner Selby remains in control in his last-16 tie, but Northern Ireland's Allen cut the lead to three frames at 9-6.

Selby dominated the first session to lead 6-2 and a 135 break put him 7-3 ahead.

World number 13 Allen adopted a more cautious approach than usual and that seemed to work as he scored three half-centuries to get back to within two frames at 8-6.

But Selby took the next before play was called off a frame early having overrun.

Both the Selby match and Murphy's meeting with Yan conclude on Monday night.

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