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Surface of natural or synthetic grass that is bordered by a ditch and a bank; the lawn bowling green is divided into several parallel playing surfaces.
green umpire marker dead bowl area rink mat ditch bank

umpire click to hear

Official who is in charge of enforcing the rules; the umpire can expel a player or team from the competition it they refuse to comply with a decision.

marker click to hear

Official who registers the results of each player or team onto a scorecard.

dead bowl area click to hear

Zone outside the limits of the rink where bowls are considered out of bounds.

rink click to hear

Area 18 to 21 ft wide x 40 to 42 yd long that is laid out for playing lawn bowling.

mat click to hear

Rubber surface on which the player stands to throw the bowl toward the jack.

ditch click to hear

Small culvert that surrounds the green; a bowl falling into the ditch is considered out of bounds.

bank click to hear

Small wall that surrounds the ditch to delimit the playing field; it can be no higher than 9 in.