Crowning glory

Author: Alan Ward
Author: Alan Ward
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Waterloo finals week saw the launch of a new book about the sport of bowls by a Lancashire author.

Bowling Legends was written by Alan Ward from Poulton-le-Fylde, and tells the story of crown green bowls from the 1870s and puts on record the names, faces and achievements of bowlers – both men and women – who are legends in the game.

It explores the history of the Waterloo and Talbot bowling tournaments and includes details, drama and excitement of the final days play in both competitions, as well as other top events such as the Bass Masters, the Greenalls County Classic and Champion of Champions.

The 420-page book costs £14.99 and took three years to research.

It is guaranteed to be enjoyed by all who have ever played or watched bowls. For further information visit or telephone 01253 886151.