World Snooker Championship: Stuart Bingham leads Judd Trump

Judd Trump
Judd Trump was a finalist at the Crucible in 2011
World Snooker Championship
Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 18 April-4 May
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Former world number one Judd Trump trails Stuart Bingham 5-3 in the semi-final of the World Championship.

Bingham, who beat Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-final, took control in the fifth frame after the pair shared the first four at the Crucible.

A break of 74 moved Bingham 4-2 ahead and although Trump responded with a 75, Bingham took the last frame of the session.

In the other semi-final, Shaun Murphy leads Barry Hawkins 6-2.

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Murphy, the 2005 champion, made the better start, taking the first three frames before his opponent got on the scoreboard.

Hawkins, who finished late on Wednesday night in a deciding frame against Neil Robertson, won just one of the next three as Murphy made two centuries.

They resume on Friday at 10:00 BST.

Meanwhile, World Snooker has confirmed there will be no further action in their investigation of O'Sullivan using chalk to line up a shot after speaking to referee Terry Camilleri.

The 39-year-old placed the chalk on the table in his quarter-final match against Bingham, but was not reprimanded for breaking the rules.

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