Unstoppable Walker crowned world champion

Jamie Walker
Jamie Walker

Jamie Walker is a world champion after taking the World Under-25 Singles Championship.

The Abington-based bowler was invited to participate by virtue of taking the English Indoor Under-25 Singles crown at the end of last season.

Drawn in Group A, in which matches were arranged in two sets of eight with a one-end tie-break if necessary, he started well by defeating Stephen Coleman of Ireland in straight sets 10-4 and 8-1.

Martyn Jenkins of Scotland was next and Walker suffered his only loss, going down on the tie-break end.

Malcolm de Sousa of Jersey was then thrashed 12-3 and 8-3 before Connor Rabey of Guernsey was dispatched in similar fashion 14-0 and 6-2.

Liam Bouse of Wales gave him a run for his money with the first set going to Walker 8-4 before a 5-5 draw in the second.

That put Walker top of the group and booked a semi-final place against Group B runner-up Gary Kelly of Ireland.

The matches were now nine ends per set and Walker was still in good form going through 9-4, 9-4.

The final pitted him against Bouse once again and a close match was expected.

However, Walker was in scintillating form and blitzed his opponent 13-2 and 11-1 to storm to victory.