Glossary

Flat Green

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There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Back Bowl
A bowl that has come to rest beyond the jack or the main body of bowls in the head.

Backhand
When, for the right-handed player, the bowl is delivered so that the curve of the bowl is from left to right as it moves towards its objective.

Bank
The outer wall of the ditch that surrounds the green. It is raised above the playing surface.

Be up
The same as ‘Do not be short’, only more emphatic.

Bias
That which is inbuilt into the bowl and causes the bowl to travel in a curve.

Block or stopper
A bowl delivered with the correct pace to stop short of the objective, in the hope that it will prevent an opponent being able to play a certain shot.

Bowls
Usually a set of four identical bowls, manufactured under strictly controlled specifications. It is essential that bowlers choose a set which they can use with the greatest ease and comfort.