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Title Modern Bowls
Author George T Burrows
Publisher Vinton & Company Ltd, London
First published 1920
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
17.0 x 10.5
Number of pages 104 (including advertisements)
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 8 1
Synopsis This book, now largely of historical interest, contains an intriguing series of chapters that combine the expected with the unusual. For example, 'The Bowler's Equipment' and 'Stance on the Mat' contrast with 'Use of the Fingers in Keen Green Play' and 'The Skittle Shot'. The chapters 'Expert Opinions Upon the Importance of a Good Second Man' and 'Future of the Game' make Fascinating Reading, while 'On Laying a Bowls Green' quotes figures of 700 to 800 'to correctly lay a green and place upon it thoroughly reliable Cumberland or Scottish turf.' Photographs of bowlers evoke the post-Edwardian era.
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