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Title The Why and the Wherefor
Author J J de Kock
Publisher Not known, South Africa
First published 1989
ISBN 0-620-13582-4
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.8 x 14.9
Number of pages 132
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None None
Synopsis This is a book that focuses primarily on the laws of bowls and provides detailed explanations of their meaning and application - usually by means of a question and answer format, for example: May a player try out different bowls in a trial end? Of course, a number of laws have changed since this book was written, but many are still relevant and their understanding made clear by the lucid writing of the author. A useful supplement summarises certain aspects of the game and also serves as a test of the reader's knowledge of the laws, for example: A bowl must be stopped in what circumstances? Other extras include how to make draws for knock-out competitions and the 'two-lives' system. A very detailed index completes a fascinating publication which regrettably is of limited use because of its dated subject matter.
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