#BPL12: Day 4
Six teams were in the mix to play finals at #BPL12 going into the final preliminary rounds on Friday, making for some intriguing contests.
Sydney Lions, Perth Suns and Brisbane Pirates were vying for the fourth spot in the finals, with the Suns eventually claiming the place.
They faced the Lions in a do-or-die contest, going to a tie-break and coming down to the last bowl.
The Melbourne Pulse claimed top spot on the ladder, dropping just three matches in their preliminary rounds.
Adelaide Pioneers also earned a double chance, reaching the finals for the first time in franchise history.
Tweed Heads Ospreys will battle it out with the Suns in an elimination final, hunting for a second BPL title.
Tonight’s matches will be broadcast on Fox Sports, Kayo and Sky Sport NZ from 5pm AEDT.
Progress results from #BPL12 below:
Round 13 –
Tweed Heads Ospreys def by Adelaide Pioneers 2-6, 7-1, 0-1
Murray Steamers def by Melbourne Pulse 4-3, 2-5, 0-2
Sydney Lions def by Perth Suns 2-6, 11-4, 0-1
Melbourne Roys def by Brisbane Pirates 2-5, 12-1, 0-1
Round 14 –
Melbourne Pulse def Melbourne Roys 7-4, 7-7
Tweed Heads Ospreys def Sydney Lions 6-9, 10-0, 1-0
Adelaide Pioneers def Brisbane Pirates 3-13, 7-2, 2-0
Perth Suns def by Murray Steamers 1-5, 3-6
Bowls Premier League 12 – #BPL12
February 23-26, 2021
Moama Bowling Club, NSW
Finals Night: From 5pm AEDT (Watch live via Fox Sports, Kayo Sports & Sky Sport NZ)
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)