A standard bowling green is 34 to 40 meters square. Delimiting the edge of the lawn is a ditch. The green is divided into parallel rinks, each rink being no less than 5.5 meters no more than 5.8 meters wide so that multiple games occur across the whole lawn, one in each rink.
The Equipment and The Play
A player must stand with one foot on a centrally placed mat, 360mm by 600mm while bowling. The Jack weighs between 225 gms and 285 gms approx. for grass.
Bowl sizes and weights vary to suit individuals. Sizes range from 00 to 7, 116mm to 131mm, and weight from 1.31kg to 1.56kg.
The game is played up and down a rink. In "singles", each player plays four bowls. In "pairs", for each end, each player plays four bowls - the first player on each side bows all four bowls and then the second player bowls four bowls. In "triples", three players play three bowls each. And in "fours" or "rinks", four players play just two bowls each.