Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson found some stunning form on Sunday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Gary Wilson became only the fourth player in history to make four centuries in consecutive frames in his remarkable 6-4 win over Chris Wakelin in the second round of the UK Championship.

The world number 18 was 4-0 behind against Wakelin and in serious danger of suffering an upset in York before he hit a remarkable run of form.

The World Championship semi-finalist got into his rhythm with breaks of 67 and 97 to get two frames on the board, before rattling in the four tons.

The 34-year-old made 134, 114, 100 and 124 to claim the match and set up a last 32 meeting with Joe Perry on Tuesday evening.

Wilson claimed that even at 4-0 behind he refused to panic, saying: ‘At the interval I was quite calm about everything.’

Only three times has this feat been achieved in the past, and Wilson puts himself in fine company as the men to manage it have been Neil Robertson, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy.

Higgins was the first to do so in a ranking event when he managed four consecutive centuries in the final of the 2005 Grand Prix, scoring 494 points without reply en route to a 9-2 thrashing of Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Murphy was next to manage it, when he hammered Jamie Cope 5-0 in the 2007 Welsh Open and made consecutive breaks of 135, 123, 102 and 101.

Robertson did so in the first round of the 2013 Ruhr Open as he destroyed Ahmed Saif 4-0 without his opponent scoring a point in the first round contest.

Wilson’s fine comeback against Wakelin keeps his hopes of a Masters debut alive this season, although he still needs a run to the final in York to make it to Alexandra Palace for the first time.

Keep up the spectacular form he showed in the last 64 and he will be very difficult to stop.

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