We have previously published the best Bowlers of the Decades based on our database of results and ranking points system.
Records and opportunities for bowlers improved during the 1980s, particularly for women, as the sport developed in the UK with established Tours and increased opportunities abroad.
We now publish year by year who, according to our records, was the best bowler each year throughout the 1980s.
|1980||Pauline Buck (Smith)||5||13|
|1981||Pauline Buck (Smith)||5||27|
|1983||Judy Howlett (Robins)||4||16|
|1985||Meg Shaw (Jordache)||3||29|
|1989||Judy Howlett (Robins)||5||10|