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Title How to Play Bowls Scientifically
Author James Hartley
Publisher W Foulsham & Co Ltd, London
First published Not stated, but about 1945
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price 2s 6d (13p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
15.8 x 10.2
Number of pages 92
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 9
Synopsis This little book is Number 12 in Foulsham's Sports Library series and the logo of the 'Book Production War Economy Standard' appears in at least one version. It contains the following chapters:
  • Brief History of Bowls
  • For the Novice
  • Qualities in Players Common to Rink and Crown Green Games
  • Differences in Rink and Crown Green Games
  • Duties of Team Players in the Rink Game
  • The Professional Game
  • Potshare Bowling
  • Indoor Bowls
The laws of the rink game (as adopted by the International Bowling Board, 11 July, 1928) and the crown green game (undated) are also included.

How to Play Bowls Scientifically fails to live up to its title and is of limited historical interest.


Also by James Hartley:

The last-named book, written about a decade later than the title under review and again number 12 in Foulsham's Sports Library series, is an updated version and has many similarities in terms of content.