A JAMAICAN on a lawn bowls green is as unlikely as a heatwave in the North Pole. Just as rare is the sight of a black man taking part in the sedate pastime of lawn bowls. Hard on the heels of Jamaica's famous bobsleigh team which spawned the hit film Cool Runnings, Andrew Newell is attempting to put the country on the sporting map once more.
London-born Newell, the offspring of a St Elizabeth father and a Clarendon mother, is as close to Jamaican as it gets.
Newell began playing lawn bowls seven years ago after having seen it on television and having watched it live in parks around London.
He was instantly interested and went to a local club and joined. He has won a few finals in regional competitions and is now inspired - after his rapid progress in the sport - to pursue an international bowls tournament.
Newell, though, is such a patriot that he cannot imagine playing lawn bowls without representing Jamaica while doing so. He says that research he