row of books


This list combines autobiographies and biographies. The possible exception is Brian Duncan's Crown King which is a combination of biography, advice, information and views from arguably the outstanding crown green bowler of all time. As such, its exclusion would be churlish, particularly as it's the only book in this section representing the crown green code.

Interestingly, the subjects of four of the 12 books are New Zealand bowlers.

Title   (Click title below) Author(s)
Belliss on Bowls Peter Belliss
Bias to Bowls, A Willie Wood with Gordon Dunwoodie
Bob Appo - The Most Colourful Bowler in Australia Bob Appo
Bowling Along Glyn Bosisto with John Fitzgerald
Bowls for Everyone Merle Richardson with Di Gatehouse
Bryant on Bowls David Bryant
Crown King crown green icon Brian Duncan and Mike Wakelam
Leading from the Front - The Rowan Brassey Story Lindsay Knight
'Mr Bowls' - The Pete Skoglund Story Pete Skoglund
Not Without Bias - Watson on Bowls Doug Watson with Barry Glasspool
Phil Skoglund Denis Duffy
Rolled Gold Kelvin Kerkow and David Tenenbaum