picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls - How to Excel at the Game
Author George T Burrows
Publisher Country Life, London
First published 1920
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price 1s 0d (5p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
18.4 x 12.4
Number of pages 47 (including advertisements)
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 2
Novices, and experienced players alike, I hope, will find much to interest them in this book, devoted to Rink (or flat-green) Bowls.

I have played the game for nearly thirty years, and its many ever-fresh problems still appeal to one's imagination. The results of my findings, in the matter of what to do and how to do it, are told within the pages of this book.

The game is old - but it is still very young! It has considerable headway yet to make. Club bowls, however, has been lately revitalised by the addition of so many young men returned from the War.

They are no longer content to watch a summer's game played by others, but now desire to be active participants in a sport which, as Jorrocks said of hunting, has the image of war but none of its guilt.

So wrote the author, George T Burrows, in his introduction.

The six chapters are entitled:

  • First Steps Necessary for the Novice
  • Learning Stance, Delivery, Pace, Length, and Judgment
  • Positions in the Rink Game: How to Lead, to Play no. 2, no. 3, and What Skipping Means
  • On Winning Single-handed Games and Securing a Championship
  • Playing for Your Side: Loyalty a Necessity - Insubordination Brings Defeat
  • The Government of Bowls - on Obtaining Higher Honours - Laws of the Game

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