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YOUR VIEWS Clock watching is a good thing!


I have just read Janice Gower’s comments re the ‘shot clock’ seen in use on TV coverage of the World Indoor Championships. Spectators are as important to


the game as the players and the game cannot progress without the full involvement of each. It is not possible to assess how many people, young and older, will have had their interest stimulated enough to encourage them to take part themselves, but it is a safe bet that no one will have been discouraged. It is no fun as a viewer to see


players indulging themselves in prolonged assessment of an end before deciding on their next shot. Taking that argument further, is it time for a look at the way


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at the head. I have not yet heard of a 1 or 2 falling asleep while this is going on, but it must have been a close call. Come on, bowlers – get on with it and help dispel the non-bowlers’ all-too-prevalent view that it is more exciting watching the grass grow than watching bowls. The ‘clock’ has been a significant step in the right direction: let’s hope more progress in the game will follow. Glyn Swain, Haslingden


the outdoor game is played, particularly in the 4s format? Too often the 3 and 4 seem


to be having their own private game to the exclusion of the 1 & 2, judging from the amount of time they spend in conversation


EDITOR WRITES: What about it? Is it time to introduce some kind of time penalty for the outdoor game to make it more exciting for spectators? Or would the excitement be too much for us?


TAKING A STANCE ABOUT PLAYERS’ POSITIONS I would be very interested to hear readers’ views on the suggestion that players should be able to change positions during a game, as they do in the English Bowling Federation code. Do you think this would enhance


the game? Brian Littleton, Nottingham


EDITOR WRITES: Well ,readers? What do you think? Would it give teams an unfair advantage or, as they say, is all fair in love and bowls? Let us know and we’ll print the best replies.


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let us know if there’s something you want to get off your chest about bowls and the people who play it . Email us at letters@nationwide bowler.co.ukreaders


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