picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls
Author Harold Percy Webber
Publisher G Bell & Sons Ltd, London
First published 1948
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 5s (25p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
18.9 x 12.3
Number of pages 102
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 4 14
Synopsis Incongruously hidden away in the chapter on 'Women and Bowls' are two pages containing drawings of six 'problem shots', eg 'white to play and three down; what should he play?' Suggested answers are provided; this is a rare and welcome inclusion in a basic book of this type. The other chapters are:
  • A Brief History of the Game
  • A Glossary of Bowling Terms
  • Mainly for the Beginner
  • Grip, or How to Hold Your Wood
  • Stance and Delivery
  • Bias and Length
  • The Shots Used in the Game and Building the Head
  • Singles, with Hints on Tournament Play
  • Pairs and Triples
  • Rink Play
  • Indoor Bowls
  • Laws of the Game

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