Bowling Arm Regulations???

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  • However, the bowling arm is unquestionably, “performance enhancing”. Their use is a definite advantage over the majority of able bodied bowlers, in always being able to find and deliver on the correct line required more frequently.
  • The arm provides the user with an almost certain ‘line’ delivery, particularly when the bowler uses the narrowest biased bowls available.
  • I’ve been watching mechanical-arm bowlers with great interest for years now, and in my view, nothing has happened to change my mind on this issue.
  • Ridiculous as it may sound, over a period of around 5 years, I have witnessed ‘arm’ bowlers deliver almost a 98% success rate on their line accuracy (of those experienced in their use) compared to the able-bodied line accuracy in the same matches, rating perhaps around 65%-70%. That’s a huge difference, and too big a gap just to be a coincidence over such a sustained period of time. It can no longer just be ignored.

Read the entire bowlsplus.com letter to the editor here.

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One thought on “Bowling Arm Regulations???

  1. I watch in horror as the bowling arm is used by the skip to indicate bowls in the head, sometimes coming within centremetres of touching said bowls. Told this was allowed in the rules. How do you get a copy of those “rules”?

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