World stars set sights on Pine Rivers

Published 6:00am 7 October 2022

World stars set sights on Pine Rivers
Words by Nick Crockford

Many of the world’s greatest bowlers will grace the greens at Club Pine Rivers next month before an international TV audience for Bowls Premier League (BPL) 16.

The five-day tournament, to be shown live on Fox Sports, Kayo and Sky Sport NZ from November 7-11, is the biggest event hosted by the Bray Park club.

Entry will be free for spectators at the daytime and evening sessions.

They will see stars such as Alex Marshall, pictured above, the six-time world singles champion and eight time world pairs champion.

Arguably the greatest player of all time, Marshall will be in the Moreton Bay Pirates team alongside Chris Rosanes and Jo Edwards.

World stars set sights on Pine Rivers
Jo Edwards and Alex Marshall, who are both in the Moreton Bay Pirates team.

There will also be Ellen Ryan, part of the Melbourne Pulse side, won two gold medals at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Perth Suns will field Kristina Krstic who won gold in the doubles at the recent Commonwealth Games.

Sydney Lions Aaron Wilson, who defended his Commonwealth Games singles title and Katelyn Lynch, of Adelaide Pioneers, who won bronze for New Zealand, are also booked in.

Moama Streamers have Aron Sherriff, the most in-form player today after winning the Australian Open, Australian Indoor and Golden Nugget Singles titles.

Kelsey Cottrell, who is playing for the Gold Coast Hawks, has matched Sherriff winning the same three women’s crowns.

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Full team list:

Moreton Bay Pirates: Alex Marshall MBE, Chris Rosanes, Jo Edwards MNZM. Coach Michael Breen

Adelaide Pioneers: Scott Thulborn, Wayne Ruediger, Katelyn Inch. Coach Les Carter

Gold Coast Hawks: Shannon McIlroy, Nathan Rice, Kelsey Cottrell. Coach Anthony Kiepe

Melbourne Extreme: Ali Forsyth, Matt Flapper, Carla Krizanic. Coach Kelvin Kerkow OAM

Melbourne Pulse: Barrie Lester, Gary Kelly, Ellen Ryan. Coach Jeremy Henry

Moama Steamers: Ryan Bester, Aron Sherriff, Cassandra Millerick. Coach Kevin Anderson

Perth Suns: Cody Packer, Blake Nairn, Kristina Krstic. Coach Pieter Harris

Sydney Lions: Ben Twist, Aaron Wilson, Karen Murphy AM. Coach Steve Glasson OAM

Tasmania Tridents: Taelyn Male, Mark Nitz, Rebecca Van Asch. Coach Mark Strochnetter

Tweed Heads Ospreys: Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock, Kira Bourke. Coach Wayne Turley OAM

Club Pine Rivers is on the corner of Sparkes and Francis Rds, Bray Park. Phone 3481 8600.

World stars set sights on Pine Rivers
Aron Sherriff, who will laying for Moama Steamers in BPL 16 at Club Pine Rivers.

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