Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up.

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Teams can try and remove their opponent’s bowls from the pitch by knocking them out of the way, but always have to be careful not to knock off the bails from the stumps. No extra points are given for knocking a bowl over the boundary rope.

A familiar tactic is to roll a bowl just past the stumps – called a slip bowl – so that other bowls can then gently cannon off this bowl and land behind the stumps where they can’t be safely removed by the opposition. Teams are wise to this tactic and either block off the slip bowl with their own slip bowl or use the slip bowl to get their own bowl behind the stumps.