Snooker: Burgh ace Muir stays top of U-21 snooker pile

MUSSELBURGH snooker star Ross Muir won a last-frame decider to beat Glasgow’s 
Dylan Craig in the final of Event 4 of the Scottish Under-21 Series in Falkirk.

Muir, 17, lost the first two frames, but won a long drawn out third frame before levelling the match at 2-2 at the interval. Muir took the fifth frame, but Craig won a respotted black to level the match again at 3-3. However, Muir won the decider to ensure that he would increase his lead at the top of the Under-21 snooker rankings.

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Meanwhile, Scottish professionals Michael Leslie and Scott Donaldson were both defeated in the first round of the China Open Qualifiers in Sheffield

Leslie lost 5-2 to England’s Ian Burns. The Bonnyrigg player recovered from losing the first frame on the black by making a 51 break in the second frame, but Burns, who reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open in Ravenscraig last month, restored his lead with a break of 90. Leslie levelled the match again with a run of 48, however, Burns made breaks of 48, 36 and 39 to win the match 5-2.

Donaldson lost 5-4 to China’s Chen Zhe.