Snooker mourns referee legend

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Snooker ref Len Ganley, who took charge of four World Championship finals at Sheffield, has died aged 68.

Ganley, who suffered from diabetes, died at home in Northern Ireland.

The former milkman became the best-known referee during snooker’s boom years in the 1980s, taking charge of his first Crucible final in 1983 and going on to officiate title matches in 1987, 1990 and 1993. In the 1980s he appeared in a Carling Black Label advert, crushing a cue ball to dust in his hands.