Snooker World Championships 2012: Matthew Stevens beats Barry Hawkins to reach quarter-final

Stevens keeps Crucible dream alive after beating Hawkins to reach quarters

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17:05 GMT, 30 April 2012

Matthew Stevens held his nerve to fend off Barry Hawkins and edge through to the Betfred.com World Championship quarter-finals.

His second-round match against Hawkins was close throughout, as the man from Dartford refused to be shaken off.

Eventually Welshman Stevens crossed the winning line, sealing a 13-11 success, with a break of 57 in a final-frame victory march.

Big break: Matthew Stevens is through to the quarter-finals at The Crucible

Big break: Matthew Stevens is through to the quarter-finals at The Crucible

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Edged out: Barry Hawkins was sent packing in Sheffield despite his best efforts, losing 13-11

Edged out: Barry Hawkins was sent packing in Sheffield despite his best efforts, losing 13-11