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Bill Blackburn remembers

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Jeff - A question for your many readers.

When I first started team bowling at Linthwaite Hall in about 1950 the custom was to toss up for the jack (each bowler had their own jacks then). Next was to discuss the 'bet', sometimes a pint, sometimes half a crown, loser to cough up.

I don't know what brought about the change and when, but now the winner is the one offering his opponent a pint.

Are there any bowlers of my generation who can recall the change?

Bill Blackburn

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