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Murphy completes Campbell rout

Updated: Monday, 18 Apr 2011 10:57

Shaun Murphy - Easily into round two
Shaun Murphy - Easily into round two

Marcus Campbell avoided the humiliation of a whitewash at the Betfred.com World Championship but could not prevent Shaun Murphy putting the finishing touches to a 10-1 first-round victory today.

The 38-year-old Dumbarton player trailed 9-0 following yesterday's opening session as 2005 champion Murphy homed in on the last 16.

Campbell hardly had any table time as Murphy rattled in breaks of 93, 100, 56, 68, 53, 75, 53, 99 and 96, and that placed the Scot in danger of becoming only the second man in Crucible history to go out without winning a frame.

Australian Eddie Charlton was 62 when John Parrott, as defending champion, trounced him 10-0 in 1992, and Campbell returned this afternoon keen to avoid a similar defeat.

A fluked red came along during a break of 62 which helped him to accomplish that modest mission, and Murphy took the next comfortably to set up a second-round clash against Ronnie O'Sullivan or Dominic Dale, who begin their match tomorrow.