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Title Thus the Bowl Should Run* - A Compendium for South African Bowlers
Author A C Partridge
Publisher Hugh Keartland Publishers, Johannesburg, South Africa
First published 1969
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
22.2 x 13.9
Number of pages 235
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 18 5
Synopsis This is a practical handbook of South African bowls and is particularly strong in its local history of the sport since 1882. It is arranged into four parts as follows:
    Part 1: History
    • The background
    • Bowls in South Africa

    • Part 2: Rules, Written and Unwritten
    • Bowls terms
    • The laws of bowls in South Africa
    • Etiquette
    • Umpiring and measuring

    • Part 3: About Bowls
    • Problems and precedents
    • Anecdotes
    • Proverbs
    • Humour

    • Part 4: Art of the Game
    • Delivering the bowl
    • Fundamental considerations
    • Advice on improving standards of play
    • Singles play
    • The psychology of playing in pairs
    • The fours game and skipping


    *The title of this book is taken from William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV, scene 5, lines 24-25:

    "Well, forward, forward! thus the bowl should run,
    And not unluckily against the bias."