ONE DAY after Ronnie O'Sullivan rocketed to his 14th career maximum, Stuart Bingham also racks one too to share in the spoils of £42K.

Bingham's maximum came in Round 2 of the Fuhua China Open against Ricky Walden.

They say things come in threes, so, by law of averages, there may well be a third.

The maximum made by Ballrun means he gets a share of 42K, 21K, a nice pay cheque for potting 36 perfect balls of 15 reds, blacks and all the colours.

That's the seventh official 147 this season, made by:

Stuart Bingham

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Martin Gould

Luca Brecel

Liang Wenbo

Cao Yupeng

Kyren Wilson

The maximum is the 41-year-old's fourth career 147 and brings him on a par with Marco Fu who also has four in the all-time list.

That's three behind John Higgins who has seven.

O'Sullivan is racing ahead with 14 career maximums.

Watch the second maximum below...

The Money

As reported earlier on in the week, O'Sullivan's first career 147 netted him £147,000 plus the high break prize of £18,000.

The China Open maximum and high break are:

£35,000 for the maximum

£7,000 for the high break.

Bingham last made a 147 in 2012/13 season in the Wuxi Classic.

The 2018 Betfred World Championship will have a rolling prize of £5,000 and the TV high break at the Crucible will be £10,000.

Last season, there were a record number of maximums made at 13.

Two have been made in the same event this season in the Championship League and now, the China Open.

Luca Brecel and Martin Gould made their maxis in the Championship League.

Last season, Mark Davis made two in the same event, the Championship League.

This maximum is the 138th in official snooker history, with retired player the six-times World Champion Steve Davis first making the first official 147 in 1982 at the Lada Classic.

The year later it was Canada's Cliff Thorburn who made the first ever 147 at the Crucible which all started off with a fluke on the first red!

Maximums have a rollover system now which means the prize for one at the Crucible will be much lower due to the two being made in China.

Class of 92

The two Class Of 92 players Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins have been knocked out and at the time of writing this, Mark Williams is the only class of 92 player left in the event.

Williams got to the final last year, but narrowly lost to World number one Mark Selby, who won five ranking events last season.

Selby this season has only won one, with Ronnie O'Sullivan doing the reverse and winning five.

Going into the World Championships this month, O'Sullivan has won:

The UK Championship

The Shanghai Masters

The English Open

The Players Championship

The World Grand Prix