The 2011 BOLA Club Bowling Machine
Fully enclosed Cricket Bowling Machine. Concave profile moulded urethane ball delivery wheels. Digital speed control with membrane switch panel. Adjustable speed in 1 mph increments between 15 and 80 mph. Spin, swing & pace bowling with 19 spin and swing settings. A ball joint complimented by vernier screw adjustment for precision line and length has been introduced for 2008. Operation from 12 volt battery or with optional BOLA Power Pack from 230v mains (or 110v if specified).
The 2011 BOLA Professional Bowling Machine
Fully Enclosed Cricket Bowling Machine. Concave profile moulded urethane ball delivery wheels. Microprocessor based digital speed control with membrane switch panel. Adjustable speed in increments between 15 and 95 mph. Spin, swing and pace bowling with 19 spin and swing settings. Electronic random variation facility with solid state electronic wheel braking. Ball joint complimented by vernier screw adjustment for precision line and length. Operation from 12 volt battery or with optional BOLA Power Pack from 230v mains (or 110v if specified).
BOLA Power Pack
A 240v (or 110v optional) high amperage transformer giving a smooth DC supply for BOLA Bowling Machines. This enables the BOLA to be used from a mains outlet. Circuitry also includes a built in battery charger for overnight charging of batteries.
The 2011 BOLA 28 Ball Automatic Feeder with Remote Control
The BOLA Automatic Ball Feeder will fit both the 'Club' and 'Professional' models. It can be attached in less than 2 minutes and feeds a ball into the machine every 7 or 11 seconds (as selected). Optional remote control on/off switch allows interruption of the sequence when required. An ultrabright LED indicator and a beeper warn of the release of a ball. The ball feeder offers a unique solo batting practice facility or the option to coach from any position. An Electronic Random Delivery Mode is also available for the 'Professional' model.
BOLA Power Pack
BOLA 5oz Practice Balls. Polyurethane practice balls in red or yellow with soft case to protect bats from damage. Dimpled like a golf ball for stable flight. These give the best accuracy and realistic bounce. Yellow balls for better visibility indoors. Red for realism.
The accuracy of your BOLA machine is affected by the condition and consistency of the balls that you use. Do not mix new balls with old ones as the best accuracy is obtained by keeping balls in batches so they are all at the same stage of useable life. If you are using balls which have lost their dimples, they should be replaced. Why not treat your club to some new BOLA practice balls!!!
BOLA 3oz Orange Hi-Viz Practice Balls. The Hi-Viz ball is designed to give higher bounce to enable players to practice back foot shots at reduced ball speeds. Players can play hooks and pulls safe in the knowledge that the softer ball will not cause injury. Also used for junior age groups to provide bounce when the BOLA is on it's shorter legs.
The extra bounce is useful for re-creating different batting conditions (such as a fast pitches) so that batters can gain experience of multifarious wickets and Hi-Viz balls are also increasingly popular with coaches for throw downs.
Mark Davis, Cricket Professional at Millfield School, employs Hi-Viz balls for spin sessions. "The orange balls imitate a spinner bowling on a quick, hard wicket. The balls bounce higher and, on a good length, are more difficult to play. They are particularly useful for developing the sweep stroke because the extra bounce requires the player to get right on top of the ball without fear of being hurt. They are also excellent for coach safety!"