Bowls Premier League: Teams confirmed for #BPL11

by Domenic Favata

With the 11th instalment of the Bowls Premier League a little over a month away, teams have confirmed their line-ups for the event in Moama.

Few changes have been made across the board from BPL10, with host team the Moama Murray Steamers swinging the most significant personnel moves.

In a big coup, New Zealand Blackjacks stalwart and former Brisbane Pirate Jo Edwards returns to the BPL with the Steamers, who have also recalled local favourite and long-time Steamer representative, Michael Walker.

The duo replaces David Ferguson, who has moved into the coaches’ chair, as well as the unavailable Ellen Ryan.

Elsewhere, there are no other changes to playing personnel from the remaining teams, although the Perth Suns have made a coaching change with Ross Dempsey filling the void of the unavailable Pieter Harris.

Last November saw three new teams enter the competition and two of those teams in the Melbourne Pulse and Tweed Heads Ospreys going on to make the finals at Club Pine Rivers in Queensland, with the latter taking out the title and Aaron Teys the tournament MVP.

Bowls Premier League 11 – #BPL11
February 25-28, 2020
Moama Bowling Club, NSW
Day Sessions: From 11am AEDT (Stream via Bowls Australia Facebook)
Night Sessions: From 5pm AEDT (Watch live via Fox Sports, Kayo Sports & Sky Sport NZ)

Teams:

Adelaide Pioneers: Wayne Ruediger, Scott Thulborn, Bec Van Asch (Coach – Les Carter)
Brisbane Pirates: Alex Marshall, Michael Breen, Kelsey Cottrell (Coach – Dave Edwards)
Melbourne Pulse: Gary Kelly, Barrie Lester, Natasha Scott (Coach – Rob Wilson)
Melbourne Roys: Aaron Wilson, Matt Flapper, Carla Krizanic (Coach – Ian Ewing)
Murray Steamers: Ryan Bester, Michael Walker*, Jo Edwards* (Coach – David Ferguson*)
Perth Suns: Lee Schraner, Cody Packer, Kristina Krstic (Coach – Ross Dempsey*)
Sydney Lions: Aron Sherriff, Ben Twist, Karen Murphy (Coach – Steve Glasson)
Tweed Heads Ospreys: Aaron Teys, Kurt Brown, Chloe Stewart (Coach – Wayne Turley)