Walker is crowned National Champion of Champions

Jamie Walker has won a National bowls title in Leamington
Jamie Walker has won a National bowls title in Leamington

Northamptonshire bowler Jamie Walker has been crowned the National Champion of Champions.

Walker, who bowls for Northampton West End and for Wellingborough during the indoor season, beat defending champion Matthew Marchent (Hampshire) 21-9 in the final at the National Bowls Championships in Leamington.

Walker had beaten England International Steve Mitchinson of Essex 21-12 shots in the last 16 stage at Victoria Park and then saw off Andrew Kirtland (Durham) 21-17 shots in the quarter-finals.

His semi-final clash against fellow England player Perry Martin proved to be a terrific clash with Walker edging to a 21-19 victory over the Kent player.