#BPL09: Stats Pack

by Domenic Favata

Ahead of the ninth edition of the Bowls Premier League (BPL09), we’ve put together the numbers you need to know before the sport’s flagship entertainment product returns to our screens.

BPL09 will be held from Monday, February 25 to Thursday, February 28 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Matches during the day (from Tuesday-Thursday) will get underway from 9:00 am AEDT (11:00 am NZDT), while the night sessions begin on the Monday from 4:00 pm AEDT (6:00 pm NZDT).

Catch the day session live on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page, while tune in for the night sessions (including Thursday’s finals) on Fox Sports Aus, Sky Sport NZ and Kayo Sports.

Games Played: 452
Tie-Breaks: 193
Games go to Tie-Break: 42.7%

Biggest Wins

  1. APL03 Round 4 Brisbane v Perth 10-0 13-0
  2. APL03 Round 11 Sydney v Adelaide 11-3 15-1
  3. BPL04 Round 3 Murray v Brisbane 14-0 12-4
  4. APL01 Round 5 Brisbane v Melbourne 14-4 11-0
  5. BPL05 Round 4 Melbourne v Brisbane 19-0 5-3
  6. BPL06 Round 5 Murray v Sydney 9-0 16-4
  7. APL02 Round 12 New Zealand v Sydney 10-2 14-2
  8. BPL04 Round 13 Sydney v Gold Coast 10-6 16-0
  9. BPL06 Round 5 New Zealand v Gold Coast 16-3 7-1
  10. BPL06 Round 10 Sydney v Murray 13-1 8-1

Highest-Scoring Matches

  1. BPL03 Round 3 Gold Coast v Adelaide 13-9 14-4
  2. BPL03 Round 5 Perth v Gold Coast 11-10 10-5
  3. BPL05 Round 6 Sydney v Illawarra 9-6 16-2 2-0

Lowest-Scoring Matches

  1. APL02 Round 1 Perth v Brisbane 5-3 3-2
  2. BPL04 Round 3 Perth v Syndey 4-2 5-2
  3. BPL04 Round 4 Gold Coast v New Zealand 3-3 4-3

Both Sets Draw

  1. APL03 Round 2 Murray v Gold Coast 5-5 6-6 4-0
  2. BPL06 Round 2 Illawarra v Melbourne 7-7 6-6 2-0
  3. BPL06 Round 14 Brisbane v Perth 4-4 5-5 1-0

Biggest Comeback to Win

  1. APL02 Round 7 New Zealand v Gold Coast 1-14 5-1 2-0
  2. BPL08 Round 3 Melbourne v Perth 0-12 9-2 3-0
  3. BPL07 Round 11 Melbourne v Illawarra 0-11 8-4 1-0

Fast Facts

  • 55 players have represented nine teams in APL/BPL history. Only Jeremy Henry has played for three teams (Brisbane, Perth & Illawarra), with another seven players having represented two teams.
  • Six players have played over 100 games, including two females in Jo Edwards (102) and Karen Murphy (101). Aron Sherriff is the APL/BPL games record-holder (117).
  • Despite winning four titles and two MVPs, Sheriff’s win percentage is a modest 56%, highlighting the cut-throat nature of the competition.

Stats courtesy of Bowls WA Operations & Communications Manager Aaron Delaporte.