White scrapes through to last 64

SNOOKER: Six-time World Championship runner-up Jimmy White felt he was fortunate to progress to the second round of the UK Championship in York yesterday. White, 51, beat world No74 Michael Wasley 6-4, but lamented key areas of his game. He said: “In the balls, I felt ok, but my safety play was non-existent. Luckily enough I got through. I am struggling to stay on the tour, so it was an important win.”