West Lakes trio win BPL Cup thriller
A trio of South Australian players made the most of their opportunity on a national stage to claim victory in the BPL Cup final at Moama (NSW) this week.
Craig Mills, Nathan Black and TJ Saunders, all from West Lakes, made their way through the competition to reach the national final on Thursday afternoon, in which they scored a nail-biting tie-break win over a team from Soldier’s Point in New South Wales.
The exciting match was broadcast across Australia and international via Fox Sports and Kayo, along with a Facebook live stream.
The West Lakes team did it the hard way to get to the final, with a loss to Soldier’s Point in the sectional stage earlier in the week seeing them finish second in their group.
Thankfully for them, they were the highest ranked second place team out of the three sections, so they qualified for the semi-finals.
There they met the highly rated Broadbeach, with that match also going down to a tie break, in which West Lakes came away on top.
They carried this momentum to claim the opening set of the final, before falling short in the second, which saw the match head to a tie break to decide a winner.
It all came down to the last bowl of the match, as Soldier’s Point held shot and looked to be on track to claim the win, before Mills pulled off a tough weighted shot to clinch a memorable victory for his side.
Head to this link to check out all the highlights from the nail-biting final, https://www.bowls.com.au/2020-bpl-cup-final-highlights/.
South Australia was also represented by a team from Henley, made up of Ian Miller, Neil Miller, Jeff Marsh and James Buttfield.
They were only able to manage one win from their three games in section three, meaning they did not progress further in the competition.
Their win came in their first sectional match of the week against Goulburn Railway.
Check out this link to learn more about the BPL Cup concept and how you can get involved, https://www.bowls.com.au/events-page/national-events/bpl-cup/.