A magnificent hallmarked silver-plate lawn bowling trophy of exceptional quality. This small trophy consists of a silver ball. The ball is engraved “Rookery Bowling Club. Presented to A. H. Oliver, Esq. President, 1975.” The orb sits atop a three-pronged silver stand. This is a classic and elegantly simple trophy, celebrating champions of a great game of lawn bowling.
Lawn bowling, or “bowls” is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty". It is played on a bowling green, traditionally outside.
The oldest lawn bowling site still played on is in Southampton, England. English and Scottish colonists brought the game to America. There was a bowling green in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1632 and many states have towns named "Bowling Green" due to the early settlers abiding interest in the sport. Even George Washington laid out a green at Mount Vernon in 1732. Interest lapsed for years until the wave of Scottish immigration to the US revived it in the latter part of the 19th century.
The trophy stands approximately 6" tall and 2 3/4" wide.