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Title Bowls by Bosisto
Author Glyn Bosisto
Publisher Glyn Bosisto, Glen Iris, Melbourne, Australia
First published 1983
ISBN 0-9591319-0-6
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.6 x 13.4
Number of pages 136
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 19 20
Synopsis Bowls by Bosisto is a text book for club coaches and gives a master's advice on the fundamentals for the beginner and advanced tactics for the accomplished bowler. Bosisto's book contains observations of a lifetime by a bowler who in his prime was almost unbeatable - at one stage of his career winning 68 consecutive singles matches in championship competition. Even at the age of 67, when he was considered too old to represent Australia at the 1966 World Series in Sydney, he twice defeated David Bryant (then aged 35) in exhibition games in Melbourne.

No bowler in the history of the game in Australia can match his record of major singles championships. These include: four Australian Championships in succession; one round-robin singles for the right to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales; seven Victorian Champion of Champions; one Metropolitan and five Victorian Championships; four Masters Singles; two Mildura Carnival Singles; one Moomba Anniversary Singles; one Victorian Veteran Singles; and 29 Club Singles. He played for Australia, Victoria and New South Wales on 256 occasions - a total that would have been doubled if he'd been successful in obtaining more leave from his employer.

In his prime Bosisto was described as the 'Bradman of Bowls'. Rarely does ability and knowledge of a master combine in the high degree that made Bosisto a household name, more rarely still do they go together with intelligent development of theory. Any young bowler who aspires to championship standard should make this book their 'Bowls Bible'.

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