|Publisher||Nicholas Kaye Limited, London|
|List price||21s 0d (£1.05)|
|Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
|22.0 x 13.6|
|Number of pages||136|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Synopsis||This is the first book on indoor bowls and is written by the Honorary Secretary of the English Bowling Association, Indoor Section.
New indoor rinks, either privately or municipally owned, are being opened all over the country. Indoor bowling is exactly the same game as played on grass but, being unaffected by the weather, can enjoy a long and uninterrupted season.
Mr Sweeney, retired civil servant, engineer and designer, was capped for England at lawn bowls in 1950 and for indoor bowls in 1954. In 1965 he was appointed the first secretary of the National Indoor Bowls Council, a body formed to control the game in the British Isles. He traces the beginning and growth of indoor bowls, describes how an indoor centre may be built (or adapted in public baths, canteens or play-halls) and matches and league competitions organised. There are three succinct chapters on skills for beginners; strategy for the experienced; and his study of famous players and their methods is most enjoyable and authoritative.
Rules of the game and salient records round off a thoroughly well-planned, well-executed instructional book on a fast-growing sport for people of all ages.