Lincolnshire have won the Walker Cup, after defeating Northamptonshire in this afternoon’s final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
It is their third success in the competition, adding to previous victories in 1976 and 2000.
It was Northamptonshire’s second appearance in the final, reaching the same stage in 1985, but they are yet to secure the title.
Lincolnshire recorded a 10-shot victory over Oxfordshire in this morning’s semi-final, with Northamptonshire requiring an extra-end to defeat Wiltshire.
Lincolnshire bt Oxfordshire 42-32
(Rink scores: Lincolnshire names first) L Catchpole, L Cooke, P Strong and A Dunham bt K Galloway, C Gaskins, D Knight, K Hawes 20-17; C Cullum, R Hill, C Tomlin and A Gowshall bt C Galletly, C Bloomfield, H Young and C Campion 22-15.
Northamptonshire bt Wiltshire 43-42
(Rink scores: Northamptonshire names first) A-M Waters, M Harris, K Smith and R Wigfield bt D Shadwell, K Yeoman, S Cooke and A Jacobs 26-20; A Dring, P Bodily, S Tansley and Y McKee lost to C Mitchell, D Davis, L Young and A Fail 17-22
Lincolnshire bt Northamptonshire 37-32
(Rink scores: Lincolnshire names first) L Catchpole, L Cooke, P Strong and A Dunham lost to A-M Waters, M Harris, K Smith and R Wigfield 20-21; C Cullum, R Hill, C Tomlin and A Gowshall bt A Dring, P Bodily, S Tansley and Y McKee 17-11.
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Entry to the championships is free of charge. Chargeable parking is available in Victoria Park and in nearby town centre car parks. The Tournament Office will be open daily from 8.30am until close of play. Should you have any queries related to the National Championships please telephone 07444 272672.