Never having even held a lawn bowl before, I'm actually pretty good, even if I do say so myself, and my dad. (I know you'd think 'yeah, he's your dad. He has to say that', but you don't know my dad. If I sucked he'd tell me so - nicely - and never let me on his team again unless a life depended on it (ok - that's a slight exaggeration). I take "you bowled just as well as the other guy on our team, and a lot better than some of them who've been playing for 10 years" as a pretty high compliment, coming from him).
Anywho, I hearby present you with
- "It's got good/perfect legs": the ball is rolling well, and will reach the jack.
- "It's got good weight": perfect legs will also have good grass and be a good weight. It's the amount of force behind the roll.
- "It's got enough grass": rather than refering to the majiuarana supply, this means that you've sent the ball wide enough to curve back around towards the jack. Because lawn bowls are weighted on one side, you have to send them out to the side, so that the natural curve they take will finish as close to the Jack as possible - you roll it out to the left and it will turn right. If you bowl too narrow, you don't take enough grass, and the bowl will go past to the other side of the Jack.
- Jack: the white ball you're trying to get closest too.
- The Shot: the ball closest to the Jack and the end of the End.
- End: you roll all the balls to one end of the field, then you turn around and roll them back. This equals two "Ends" (most games are 6 or 8 Ends).
Captain Crackerjack, not having perfected the actual 'crackerjack' yet, but holding her own with some good legs of grassy goodness, and actually getting shot once.