Offered is a hallmarked silver plated lawn bowling trophy, of exceptional quality. This trophy consists of a silver ball held up by three prongs. The ball is engraved “Rookery Bowling Club. Presented to A. H. Oliver, Esq. President, 1975.” 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 balls are rolled 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.
Good condition. Some noticeable tarnish and discoloration along prong base. Engraving is clear and legible.
Dimensions: 6" H x 2 3/4" W.