picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls and What a Bowler Should Know
Authors Anon
Publisher Aberdeen Press and Journal Office, Aberdeen, Scotland
First published 1929
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 9d (4p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
18.3 x 11.7
Number of pages 39
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 2
Synopsis This is an unusual book in that it concentrates largely on one aspect of bowls often covered only superficially in more wide-ranging publications - the question of line and length. As the introduction says: 'The authors of this handbook have given special attention to the question of green and the method which we advise of varying the green according to the length of the jack . . . The change of stance on the mat which is recommended for various shots is also comparatively new.' Chapter titles include:
  • The Course of a Bowl on the Green and How the Bias Works at Different Lengths
  • On Different Systems of Taking Green
  • Finding the Proper Green and the Proper Strength for the Drawing Shot
  • Some Sharper Shots, and the Change of Stance on the Mat
  • The Drive
  • Some Hints for Skips
  • The Controlled Bowl