#BPL09: Lions and Gorillas break from pack

by Domenic Favata

As we approach the halfway point of #BPL09, the Sydney Lions and Illawarra Gorillas have broken away from the pack to share the lead at the top of the standings with eight rounds to play.

See below for a full wrap of results from Day 2 at Naenae Bowling Club:

Round 2 – 

Gold Coast Hawks def. Perth Suns – 5-3 11-2

Murray Steamers def. NZ Blackjacks 6-4 5-5

Melbourne Roys def by. Illawarra Gorillas 2-5 15-2 0-3

Sydney Lions def by. Brisbane Pirates 6-7 4-4

Round 3 – 

Melbourne Roys def. Perth Suns 7-10 6-3 1-0

Sydney Lions def. Murray Steamers 5-3 6-4

Gold Coast Hawks def by. Illawarra Gorillas 2-5 5-5

NZ Blackjacks def by. Brisbane Pirates 1-9 4-8

Round 4 – 

Brisbane Pirates def. Gold Coast Hawks 6-6 6-2

Illawarra Gorillas def by. Sydney Lions 3-5 3-9

Murray Steamers def by. Perth Suns 2-10 11-2 0-1

NZ Blackjacks def by. Melbourne Roys 3-3 0-15

Round 5 – 

Brisbane Pirates def by. Murray Steamers 3-6 8-1 0-1

Melbourne Roys def by. Gold Coast Hawks 6-4 1-7 0-1

NZ Blackjacks def by. Sydney Lions 3-5 4-4

Perth Suns def by. Illawarra Gorillas 5-7 5-6

Round 6 – 

Melbourne Roys def. Murray Steamers 5-2 6-6

Brisbane Pirates def by. Illawarra Gorillas 9-4 1-6 0-1

NZ Blackjacks def by. Gold Coast Hawks 0-6 5-5

Sydney Lions def. Perth Suns 8-1 9-0

BPL09 continues tomorrow through to Thursday and you can catch all the action from New Zealand live on your screens.

Matches during the day will be streamed live on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page from 9am AEDT, while the night sessions will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports (14-Day FREE trial at www.kayosports.com.au) and Sky Sport NZ from 4pm AEDT.