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Rishi Sunak visited a bowls membership in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, this afternoon the place he tried his hand on the lesser-known sport.

The Prime Minister took to the inexperienced the place he performed alongside membership president Brenda Gilbert and Conservative MP for Bosworth Dr Luke Evans, after membership coach Richard Newby gave him some ideas and tips.

Mr Sunak confirmed his aggressive facet and celebrated after he appeared to win the brief match.

But whereas his enthusiasm was in no brief provide, his method was considerably missing.

When delivering a bowl, you will need to be as near the bottom as attainable – not chucking it two toes away from the inexperienced.

Failing to take action not solely dangers a poor supply, which might see the bowl wobble up and down the inexperienced and fail to achieve its desired course, however it will probably additionally trigger nice injury to the taking part in floor.

Hurling a bowl from the hip may cause divots to type on the rigorously manicured inexperienced, which prices 1000’s of kilos to keep up every year.

Mr Sunak even stopped to take a selfie throughout play – one thing my group managers and the umpires definitely would not approve of.

He did get one factor proper although – the frustration about not fairly getting the suitable shot. He flailed his arms when it missed the jack – the smaller ball that you just attempt to get as near as attainable – and put his arms out in an try to sluggish his ball down when he put an excessive amount of weight behind it.

But I can not complain about his eagerness to provide the game a go as something that raises the profile of our beloved sport – which regularly will get a nasty status as solely being a sport for outdated folks – is an effective factor.

After his introduction to the game, the membership coach inspired the Prime Minister to take up the sport as soon as the election marketing campaign involves an finish on July 5. But sadly he failed to reply.

Emily Ferguson has performed bowls for 17 years and has represented England for 10 of them. She was just lately chosen as a part of the 2024 England squad.