Perth Suns remain unchanged for BPL11

by Aaron Delaporte

Blooms The Chemist Perth Suns will go into BPL11 at the magnificent Moama Bowling Club February 25-28 2020 with an unchanged playing line-up following a franchise best nine wins in BPL10. The only change to the teams will see the coaching position now occupied by former WA State Player and current Bowls WA High Performance chair Ross Dempsey replacing Pieter Harris.

Retired Australian Jackaroo Lee Schraner will again lead the Perth Suns assault against the best bowls players on the planet.

Schraner (Australian Cap #132) has certainly had a remarkable career. The current World Champion of Champions Singles Gold medallist and recent Australian Champion of Champions Fours skip enjoyed a stellar start to his BPL carer with the Suns finishing runner-up in the BPL MVP Award last series and spearheaded the Suns back into BPL finals.

With a bowling resume that includes 61 club titles, 40 group titles, 18 state titles, 15 national and 2 international titles and having represented Victoria and Tasmania a combined 297 times, Schraner is again likely to play skip for the majority of the series but will be ably backed up by a strong WA duo.

Like Schraner WA’s very own Cody Packer made a terrific BPL debut for the Suns. Packer has continued his great form since the last BPL series by claiming the prestigious WA Men’s Masters Singles title in December 2019. A player with all the shots his ability to come off the bench and produce instantly was a key to the Suns revival in BPL10.

The team will again be rounded out by current Australian Jackaroo Kristina Krstic who needs no introduction to Suns fans now being the most capped player for the franchise, she will be making her seventh BPL appearance at Moama. The back to back reigning WA ladies State Singles champion always excels in this format and can match any player male or female in the comp.

Watch out for another big series for the Suns as the team get ready to shine on the Nations biggest stage in February 2020 at Moama Bowling Club.