Wilson rattles in half-century break

27/11/12_SPORT'Jamie Wilson from the Copnor Cuestars snooker team.''Picture: Steve Reid (123879-661)
27/11/12_SPORT'Jamie Wilson from the Copnor Cuestars snooker team.''Picture: Steve Reid (123879-661)
Andy Boulton

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JAMIE WILSON turned on the style to rattle in his first half-century break – just weeks after his ninth birthday.

The Copnor Cuestars ace has been enjoying a rich vein of form in the Portsmouth League.

But it was in a match against dad, Steve, where he broke new ground.

There were no nerves from the cool customer as he took centre stage with an accomplished 56.

The task for Wilson now will be to repeat the feat.

‘He had been set the target of getting a 40 but he beat that in some style,’ said Jamie’s mum Suzanne.

‘Quite a few people were watching and his dad took him out to get a new computer game as a reward.’

Wilson, from Havant, will be gunning for 2013 glory at the English Association Snooker & Billiards under-14s finals in Leeds in May.

He’s been impressing on the Portsmouth circuit for Copnor Cuestars, who have been nominated for Young Team of the Year in The News Sports Awards at Ferneham Hall, Fareham on Monday, February 11.

Suzanne said: ‘Being nominated for The News Sports Awards is good for the team and they are going really well in the league.’

Meanwhile, Wilson finished second in the plate competition in the latest round of the Cuestars South of England tour.

The Havant potter plays on the bronze tour but was up against rivals from the gold and silver categories.

‘The trophy cabinet is getting quite full, so I think we will have to make some more space,’ added Suzanne.

– DAVID BRAWN