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Title Improve Your Bowls
Author Tony Allcock
Publisher Collins Willow, London
First published 1987 (hardback)
ISBN 0-00-218362-5
Edition reviewed 2nd (published 1992)
Hardback/softback Softback
List price £9.99
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
28.0 x 23.8
Number of pages 144
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  63 51 13
Synopsis Tony Allcock has brought to the pages of Bowls International a wholly fresh approach to bowls instruction, and bowls enthusiasts are now fortunate enough to have a complete book of his insights and analyses. Tactics are also Tony Allcock's forte, yet it is because he is also an intelligent and articulate student of bowls that he is such a fine exponent of the game. In Improve Your Bowls he is able to convey his good advice and helpful hints, not only through his uncanny powers of observation but also in passing on the experience he has gained playing with and against the greats in world bowls.

This long-awaited and unique book is certain to prove a favourite with bowlers of all ages and abilities throughout the world, not only for its sound advice but also for the quality of its photography, a large part of which was taken by Bowls International's Duncan Cubitt, the sport's most respected photographer. That visual excellence combined with Tony Allcock's illuminating text provides an outstanding book on bowls that contains the following six chapters:

  • Preparing to Bowl
  • The Art of Delivery
  • Playing to Win
  • Singles and Team Play
  • The Inner Game
  • The Laws of the Game

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