picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title The Lady Bowler
Author Jack Murphy (editor and illustrator J H Prince)
Publisher Seal Books Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, Australia
First published 1978
ISBN 0-7270-0610-X
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price $A4.95
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
18.1 x 11.4
Number of pages 144
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 22 10
Synopsis In his long coaching career, Jack Murphy has always been conscious of the physical differences between men and women that affect the way they play bowls. These differences can influence both the quality of a player's game and the ease with which he or she becomes an accomplished bowler, perhaps even a champion. His observations have enabled him to work out how a lady bowler can best use her physical characteristics to help her become a proficient player.

As former State Captain of New South Wales, Jack Murphy is well qualified to advise on everything from the way to choose bowls to the best methods of dealing with any particular cluster of bowls in a head.

In this book, divided into six parts and 27 chapters covering the requirements for the game, developing a playing technique, how to become an accomplished bowler, and all details from dress requirements to calculating the odds, Jack Murphy has included everything that will help either the new player or the player wishing to improve her game. In doing this he has consulted with expert lady bowlers, becoming even more convinced of the need for this special contribution to the game.

A series of seven analysed head problems entitled 'What Shot Would You Play?' form the final chapter and are among the best I've seen in any book.