Snooker World Cup: Wales lose 4-1 to China A in quarter-finals

Mark Williams
Mark Williams won the World Snooker Championships in 2000 and 2003

The Wales team of Ryan Day and Mark Williams are out of the 2017 Snooker World Cup after losing to China A in the quarter-finals in Wuxi, China.

The host team of Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo won the first three frames, before Wales rallied.

But China A then clinched the deciding fifth fame in the best-of-seven match.

Wales had finished top of Group A with four wins and one defeat - including a 4-1 success over defending champions China B.

Wales' other pool wins were over Finland, Norway and Malaysia, while they lost 3-2 to Brazil after already clinching a quarter-final spot.

The World Cup format sees 24 teams competing for the biggest prize in pairs snooker and the top two teams in the four groups advanced to the quarter-finals.

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