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Title Tackle Bowls This Way
Author Norman King with Clarence Medlycott Jones
Publisher Stanley Paul & Co Ltd, London
First published 1959
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 12s 6d (63p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.0 x 12.0
Number of pages 128
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 17 10
Synopsis Everyone who watches Norman King on the bowling green is impressed by his imperturbability and accuracy. That he has developed these characteristics to such a marked degree is no accident. From his earliest schooldays in Sunderland, King has backed his phenomenal keenness for all sports with the analytical reasoning of a scientific researcher. He turned to bowls during a war-time holiday and thus set out on a career which culminated in his annexation of the National Singles Championship in 1957 and subsequent top ranking in the authoritative list published by World Bowls.

In this book Norman King, in collaboration with Clarence Medlycott Jones, editor of World Bowls, sets out to help every bowler improve his game through a greater understanding of all its finer points. Analyses of how variations of grip and delivery can be affected by the various tensions associated with match and championship play cannot fail to assist every tournament bowler who studies them. All aspects of tactical play are covered.

Popular theory maintains that skill is less important than fortune in competitive bowls. King's record in national, international and county play during the past four years completely disproves this.

His book, with its brilliant reasoning, original thinking and shrewd appraisals of the values of many well-established ideas and conceptions, shows clearly and in a simple, easy-to-read manner, how no bowler need rely on luck for success.


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