England’s team of Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins won 22 frames and lost just three in their five group matches

England will face Northern Ireland in Saturday’s quarter-finals of the Snooker World Cup in China.

The English pairing of Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins topped Group C and come up against Mark Allen and Joe Swail, runners-up in Group D, in Wuxi.

Group A winners Wales, with Mark Williams and Ryan Day, play Group B runners-up China A, who have Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo in their team.

Holders China B against Belgium and Thailand v Iran complete the line-up.