#BPL12: Day 1
Melbourne Pulse were the statement-makers at Moama on Tuesday, as Bowls Premier League action returned for the first time in 12 months.
Players and spectators alike were delighted to see #BPL12 commence and witness some of the best bowlers in the world and the country compete.
The opening day well and truly belonged to the Pulse, recording a perfect record of four wins from four games. They stood up in clutch moments, with three of the four wins coming in three sets.
The Melbourne sides go into day two of the competition holding the top two spots on the ladder, with the Roys sitting in second after a solid day with three wins.
A new look Brisbane Pirates side is also not far off the pace, also registering a trio of victories.
The table looks balanced through the middle as is customary with the close nature of the BPL, but it is towards the bottom that has caused a shock.
Perennial contenders Sydney Lions failed to record a win on Tuesday, but are a side to look out for with plenty to prove as the week progresses.
#BPL12 is the first Bowls Australia event since February, with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on last year’s bowls calendar.
Play will resume from 10.30am AEDT at Moama on Wednesday. Day games will be streamed live on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page.
Progress results from #BPL12 below:
Round 1 –
Perth Suns def Adelaide Pioneers 3-3, 6-6, 5-0
Murray Steamers def Melbourne Roys 6-6, 5-1
Brisbane Pirates def Sydney Lions 5-10, 10-8, 1-0
Tweed Heads Ospreys def by Melbourne Pulse 6-9, 11-2, 0-2
Round 2 –
Brisbane Pirates def by Melbourne Pulse 1-15, 9-3, 0-2
Tweed Heads Ospreys def Perth Suns 3-3, 9-2
Adelaide Pioneers def Murray Steamers 9-9, 4-3
Sydney Lions def by Melbourne Roys 3-2, 2-5, 0-1
Round 3 –
Melbourne Roys def Tweed Heads Ospreys 8-5, 5-5
Sydney Lions def by Adelaide Pioneers 1-10, 5-15
Perth Suns def by Melbourne Pulse 2-9, 13-0, 0-1
Brisbane Pirates def Murray Steamers 3-8, 5-3, 2-0
Round 4 –
Adelaide Pioneers def by Melbourne Roys 2-5, 6-7
Sydney Lions def by Melbourne Pulse 6-6, 1-6
Brisbane Pirates def Perth Suns 8-2, 3-9, 1-0
Murray Steamers def by Tweed Heads Ospreys 7-3, 2-9, 0-1
Bowls Premier League 12 – #BPL12
February 23-26, 2021
Moama Bowling Club, NSW
Day Sessions: From 10.30am AEDT (Stream via Bowls Australia Facebook)
Night Sessions: From 5pm AEDT (Watch live via Fox Sports & Kayo Sports)
Adelaide Pioneers: Wayne Ruediger, Scott Thulborn, Bec Van Asch (Coach – Les Carter)
Brisbane Pirates: Jeremy Henry, Aaron Hewson, Kira Bourke (Michael Breen)
Melbourne Pulse: Gary Kelly, Barrie Lester, Ellen Ryan (Mark Casey)
Melbourne Roys: Aaron Wilson, Matt Flapper, Carla Krizanic (Ian Ewing)
Murray Steamers: Ryan Bester, Michael Walker, Katelyn Inch (Kevin Anderson)
Perth Suns: Lee Schraner, Ray Pearse, Genevieve Delves (Josh Thornton)
Sydney Lions: Aron Sherriff, Ben Twist, Karen Murphy (Steve Glasson)
Tweed Heads Ospreys: Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock, Chloe Stewart (Wayne Turley)