Bankton Mains Bowling Club


A Geek’s Guide To Bowls


  • Bowls is growing in popularity, with all ages enjoying playing and watching the game. Contrary to existing held views bowls is not only played on quiet English lawns in the summer but is a highly skilled sport that requires technique, patience and a tactical brain.
  • Lawn greens are divided into rinks 5.8 metres by 4.3 metres, four corners marked by pegs of wood and painted white. The corner pegs are connected by a green thread drawn tightly along the green’s surface. The pegs and thread define the boundaries of the ‘rink.’
  • The objective of bowls is to gently ‘glide’ your bowls from end of the lawn to the end, aiming for the bowl to get as close to the jack as possible, ensuring that your bowl is closer to the jack than any of your opponent’s bowls

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The Word Nerd – Will Rogers Edition

“Things will get better, despite our efforts to improve them.”

“The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.”

“Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat.”

US rustic comedian Will Rogers (1879 - 1935).   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.”

“If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Congress?”

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

“An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.”

“Try to live your life so that you wouldn’t be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”

“If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.”


“A fool and his money are soon elected.”