Sport in Short: Snooker

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The Independent Online
STEVE DAVIS reached the the semi-finals of the British Open for the third successive year at the expense of Ireland's Ken Doherty in Derby yesterday. The five times world champion went 4-0 up in 69 minutes, but then lost the next four frames before securing a 5-4 victory with a break of 75. Doherty later suffered another setback when he was overtaken in the race for the tournament's highest break by James Wattana, who had a 132 clearance on his way to a 5-2 win over Tony Drago.

WICKES HOME IMPROVEMENTS BRITISH OPEN (Derby) Quarter-finals: S Davis (Eng) bt K Doherty (Irl) 5-4; J Wattana (Thai) bt T Drago (Malta) 5-2.