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Title Bowls
Author Gordon Sargeant
Publisher Bowling Equipment Company, Sydney, Australia
First published 1950
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 2nd (published 1959)
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price £1 1s 0d (Australian)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.3 x 12.9
Number of pages 124
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 8 13
Synopsis Gordon Sargeant was one of Australia's greatest all-round players and played in more than 150 international and inter-state matches. He was club champion an amazing 17 times and pairs champion five times. This second edition of his book expands on the first edition and will appeal to beginners, more experienced bowlers requiring a refresher course and those looking for more advanced aspects and tactics of the game. Chapter titles include:
  • For Beginners
  • Choice of Bowls
  • How to Grip a Bowl
  • The Mat
  • The Jack
  • Stand and Deliver!
  • How Much Green Should be Taken?
  • Mat Balance and Follow-through
  • The Draw Shot
  • The Trail
  • The Yard-on and Firm Shots
  • The Drive
  • The Block
  • Singles
  • Pairs
  • Triples
  • Fours
  • Touchers and Unbeatable Shots
  • Hints on Playing Various Green Conditions
  • Etiquette of the Game
  • Duties of Markers
  • Concerning Umpires
  • Women Bowlers
  • A Few Words on Dress
  • Pointers from Other Pens