Northamptonshire beat BW Ladies in Walker Cup

LINCOLNSHIRE SECURE WALKER CUP

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.

Results:
Semi-finals:

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

Final:
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.