BASILDON'S Stuart Bingham had to fight back from the brink to claim his spot in the third round of the Wuxi Classic in China.

Bingham was staring at an early exit after opponent Anthony Hamilton, ranked number 51 in the world, raced into a 4-2 lead in the best of nine-frame match.

But the world number 12 won the next three frames on the bounce to progress to the last 16 where he will face either Marco Fu or Jamie Jones.