A BASINGSTOKE teenage has passed the major milestone of a half-century break in a snooker competition,

Mason Wilson’s landmark moment came in the opening leg of the Cuestars Under-21 Silver Tour at Salisbury Snooker Club.

The 14-year-old kept his nerve to pot the black for 51 in the first frame of his third group-stage match against Londoner John Donovan.

Explaining how much the achievement meant to him, Wilson said: “It felt amazing. I couldn’t believe it when it finally came. I was very nervous when I got near but I just said to myself take one ball at a time and think that you are still on one.”

Wilson won that match 2-0 to qualify for the knockout top of his group.

After beating Portsmouth’s Thomas Sharp 2-1 in the last-eight, he lost 2-0 to North Wilts Riley Ellis in the semi-finals.

Wilson - who is sponsored by Wayne Buckland and Tony Guy at his home club, The Academy, and Mick Sawkins from MISC Consulting - started playing the game just four years ago.

His next event is on Sunday at Waterlooville Sports Bar, which is where he made his Cuestars Bronze Tour debut two years ago.