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Title Bowls - Technique and Tactics
Authors J T Hankinson and Walter Phillips
Publisher George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London
First published 1960
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 21s (£1.05)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
22.1 x 13.6
Number of pages 164
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 48 4
Synopsis A short preface and introduction for women bowlers precedes chapters on:
  • Basic Technique
  • Harmony in Two Dimensions (Line and Length)
  • Shots Used in the Game
  • Build-up of the Head
  • Arrangement of Play (Singles, Pairs, etc)
  • The Marker
  • First Steps in Bowls
  • Yourself on the Green and in the Clubhouse
  • Condition Training

There then follows a series of detailed and captioned photographs showing the grip, address, back swing, down swing, delivery and follow-through. Other photographs include demonstrations of positional and tactical play, different shots and tactical problems - without suggested answers!


For a more up-to-date and highly recommended book on technique and tactics, have a look at Bowls - Skills · Techniques · Tactics.