Sublime Hendry makes maximum at Crucible

28 April 2009 - 1:43 PM

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Stephen Hendry made the first maximum break of the World Snooker Championship when he clashed with Shaun Murphy for a place in the semi finals on Tuesday. It is the second time the Scot has managed a 147 - his first one at the Crucible came 14 years ago when the seven-time champion played Jimmy White in the semi finals. Maximum facts

> The only other person to make multiple maximum breaks is Ronnie O'Sullivan who made the third of his World Championship career in 2008.
> Nine maximum breaks have now been recorded in World Snooker Championship history.

The Maximum-makers:

2009 - Stephen Hendry vs. Shaun Murphy - quarter finals - n/a
2008 - Ali Carter vs. Peter Ebdon - quarter finals - Carter finished runner up
2008 - Ronnie O'Sullivan vs. Mark Williams - round two - O'Sullivan finished as champion
2005 - Mark Williams vs. Robert Milkins - round one - Williams was knocked out in round two
2003 - Ronnie O'Sullivan vs. Marco Fu - round one - O'Sullivan was knocked out in round one
1997 - Ronnie O'Sullivan vs. Mark Price - round one - O'Sullivan was knocked out in round two
1995 - Stephen Hendry vs. Jimmy White- semi finals - Hendry finished as champion
1992 - Jimmy White vs. Tony Drago - round one - White finished runner up
1983 - Cliff Thorburn vs. Terry Griffiths - round two - Thorburn finished runner up.

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