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Title Bowls - Know the Game
Compiling bodies Bowls England and the British Crown Green Bowling Association
Publisher Adam & Charles Black (Publishers) Ltd, London
First published 1955
ISBN 978-07136-7695-2
Edition reviewed 4th (2009)
Hardback/softback Softback (laminated card)
List price £6.99
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.8 x 12.9
Number of pages 64
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  31 None 18
Synopsis The 'Know the Game' series is firmly established as the definitive introduction to a wide range of sports and games. Bowls - Know the Game is a profusely illustrated handbook packed with clear illustrations, photographs of the professionals in action and expert text - all ideally suited to the beginner in flat green or crown green bowls. It should also prove of benefit to bowlers with some experience in either code.

The contents page lists the following chapter headings:

         Flat Green Bowls (44 pages)
         The Green
         Equipment
         Grip and Delivery
         The Game
         Movement of Bowls
         Jack Movement
         Fours Play
         Shots
         Tactics
         Common Faults
         The Marker and Umpire
         Further Rules

         Crown Green Bowls (10 pages)
         The Green
         The Game
         Jack and Bowl Delivery

         Bowls Chronology
         Glossary
         Index
Also by the English Bowling Association/Bowls England:

Also by the British Crown Green Bowling Association: