An early bowling arm

by Team BV

Now here’s an example of ingenuity, determination, and courage which may interest Arm Bowlers.
In the 1940s, Matt Penman of Huntly (in the Waikato region of New Zealand, a little south of Auckland) had an accident down a coal mine and lost both arms, below the elbows.
Being a keen bowler he had two iron rods attached to the stump of his right forearm and to these was fixed a small shovel, large enough to fit a bowl. With this he was back into his sport.
A very early example of a bowlers arm.
Reference : “Mr Bowls : The Pete Skoglund story, by Himself”