Young patients cue up to meet world snooker ace

Ryan Day with Blake Munton, Sheffield Children's Hospital
Ryan Day with Blake Munton, Sheffield Children's Hospital
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YOUNG patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital had a surprise visit from a top snooker player.

World Championship quarter-finalist Ryan Day, the former world number six, met Blake Munton, a massive snooker fan, aged 16, who is recovering from a brain tumour.

And Day, who went out 13-5 in the quarter-finals at The Crucible to fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens yesterday, gave Blake a snooker cue signed by all of the top players.

The cue had been donated by the tournament sponsor Betfred.com.

Three-time ranking event finalist Day, who has two young daughters, also met other children on the wards and chatted to them about the world championship tournament.

The 32-year-old is number 35 in the world rankings.

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