Bowls Premier League, Tuesday-Friday 8pm.
This is made-for-television lawn bowls played indoors with a quickfire format and featuring many of Australasia's best, with a couple of other big names tossed in. Scot Alex Marshall, regarded by many as the best around, returns but this time is playing for Brisbane after helping steer the Murray Steamers to victory in 2014. He is joined by Kelsey Cottrell and Robbie Wild. The Brisbane team has former Black Jacks coach Dave Edwards at the helm. He will have split loyalties, however, as his wife Jo again spearheads the Kiwi challenge mounted by Shannon McIlroy and Ali Forsyth. Like many, the New Zealanders will be at Club Pine Rivers for BPL just days after playing the second transtasman test of the year, which ends tomorrow at Broadbeach. Eight BPL teams will again line up and chase the A$100,000 on offer, with the winning team splitting $25,000. A total of 60 matches will be played, with 16 — four each night — televised live. There’s no room for faint hearts, with all games of three bowl pairs played over two five-end sets, with a one-end tiebreaker if needed. Each team must include a mix of men and women. Again there is the provision for substitutions at any stage.