Meet the punter who won £10,000 on Judd Trump’s World Snooker Championship victory – from a bet he made in 1998!

Meet Neil Morrice – the talkSPORT guest whose 21-year-old bet banked him £10,000 as Judd Trump was crowned world snooker champion on Monday.

This brilliant story begins in 1998, when racing journalist/snooker oracle Neil decided put a bet on Trump when he was just eight years old, after watching him wipe the floor with his 12-year-old son at a snooker club in Bristol.

Judd Trump adds the World Championship crown to the Masters title he won earlier this season

Judd Trump adds the World Championship crown to the Masters title he won earlier this season

Neil remembers how Trump then needed to stand on a box to reach the table and ‘used the cue more like a spear’, but quickly racked up a 35-40 break on his first visit to the table.

Knowing he’d just seen something special, he contacted his bookmaker friend – who just so happens to be talkSPORT’s Coral Daily Download regular Simon Clare – who offered him 1000/1 odds on this ‘little boy’ being world champion before he was 30. So he stuck a tenner on.

Well, that’s just what Trump did on Monday, as the 2019 Masters champion beat John Higgins in a thrilling final at the Crucible to win his first World Championship title – at the age of 29.

Talk about a close call!

Listen to Neil Morrice’s brilliant tale from Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!

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