I Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day. than by event.

I The Great Scottish Run This 25km run. formerly known as the Glasgow Marathon. begins at the Saltmarket in Glasgow at I 1am and finishes whenever aching limbs allow at Glasgow Green. Several top Kenyans. including last year‘s winner. Willie Musyoki. will be competing. for a substantial number of rizes

BAMINTON Friday 15--Sunday 17

I The 15th Bell's Championship otthe HighlandsBell‘s Sports Centre. Perth. Once again. a truly international field of over 70 players has been assembled. including Torben Carlsen and Denise Julien (current holders of the men‘s and women‘s singles titles). and the 1988 All-England men‘s singles winner. lb Frederiksen.



I City of Edinburgh v Cumnock Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 8.30pm. Newly-promoted City of Edinburgh open their First Division campaign with a potentially difficult home game against Cumnock. the 1988 Scottish League and Cup winners. Composed mainly offormer Portobello and Wester llailes juniors. the Edinburgh side has recently attracted Scottish internationalist. Derek Frame. to their ranks. and he should more than compensate for the loss ofScott Barnes to Junior College in the US.


I MIM Livingston v Cumnock The Forum. Livingston. 3pm.



I MlM Livingston v Hoyal Deeside The Forum. Livingston. 1pm.

I Boroughmuir Aces v Bo'ness Wildcats Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 1.15pm.

I Paisley V All Blacks Barrhead Sports Centre. Barrhead. Renfrewshire. 1.45pm. MEN'S FIRST DIVISION

I MlM Livingston v Dalkeilh Saints'l‘he Forum. Livingston. 3pm.

I Boroughmuir V East End Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Paisley V City OI Edinburgh Barrhead Sports Centre. Barrhead. Renfrewshire. 3.45pm.

I Cumnock v Dundee Cumnock Academy. (‘umnock. Ayrshire. 3pm.

CROOUET Saturday 16--Sunday 17

I Scottish Championships Bush (‘.(‘. . near Edinburgh. Open and Handicap Singles and Doubles titles. plus the final ofthe inter-club league matches. have all to be decided.

Saturday 23--Monday 25

I Chairman's Rose Bowl Bush CC. . near


Edinburgh. Perhaps even more prestigious than the Scottish Championships. this invitation event involves the top 6 players in Scotland.

Saturday 23--Sunday 24

I MalmetTrophy Glasgow Green. East Bowling Club. A trophy for those ranked

7th. 8th. 9th and 10th in Scotland.

Em_i Iasgow

I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are 10 races on a Tuesday. 11 on a Thursday and 12 ona Saturday. Tuesday and Thursday meetings begin at 7.45pm; Saturday's starts at 7.30pm.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. There are 1() races on Tuesday and Thursday. 12 on a

Saturday; starting at 7.30pm forTuesday

and Thursday. 7. 15pm for Saturday.

FOOTBALL Saturday 16


I Motherwell v Hearts Fir Park. Motherwell (all Motherwell buses pass the ground). 3pm.

I Hibernian v St Mirren Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Hangers v Dundee lbrox Stadium. Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground). 3pm.


I Clyde v Fortar Athletic Firhill Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Falkirk v Hamilton Accies Brockville. Falkirk ( 100 yards from Grahamston station). 3pm.

I Morton V Alloa Cappielow Park. Greenock (5mins from Cartsdyke station). 3pm.

I Meadowbank v Partick Thistle Meadowbank Sports Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Airdrie v St Johnstone Broomfield. Airdrie (5 mins Airdrie station). 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I Stenhousemuir v ltilmamock Ochilview Park. Larbert. 3pm.

I Queen's Park v Berwick Hangers Hampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 3pm.

Tuesday 19


I Hangers v Dunlermline llampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 7.30pm.


Since the rugby National Leagues were established in season 1973—4, only lourteams have held on to Division One status from the start. One of them, Heriots FP, celebrates its centenary, and on Sunday 9, the oldest surviving president, Tom Baillie (195345) and the youngest playing member, Alan Hogarth, raised a commemorative tlag prior to a match against an SHU President's XV.

Made up entirely at internationallsts, the President's XV saw the club’s most capped player, Andy Irvine, team up with other great names lrom the past and present, such as Jim Henwick, Jim Calder and Roger Baird. With two further centenary matches still to take place, against Landsdowne on Saturday 16 and Edinburgh District on Monday 18, the hope is that the pre-season festivities will give the current Heriots side a keenerthan usual appetite lortheirtirst league match, which is against Edinburgh Academicals on Sunday 23. The return to litness oi prop, lain Milne, will add to the air at expectancy around Goldenacre this year as the club look to stage a more consistent challenge tor the Division One title, which they have won only once, in season 1978—79.

Last year, they approached the Christmas break in hostilities as joint leaders, but then let themselves down in the latter hall 01 the season, eventually linishing litth. With a tough start to their league programme (the match against Edinburgh Academicals is followed by a trip to Poynder Park against champions Kelso), and no home-and-away structure to the league, there is every reason to leel

that Heriots could tind themselves

either as title lavourites or relegation candidates by as early as November. The school 01 thought which argues tor a more extended league programme, consisting of home-and-away tixtures against every opponent, points not only to the risk ot the league championship being almost wrapped up so early in the season, but to the pressure players are having to cope with when they take an early lead in any particular game. Presumably, it a team is leading the likes ol Kelso 6-3 at hall-time, there will be every temptation to play out the match by kicking the ball into touch. For a team like Heriots, who have a tradition 01 playing running rugby, resorting to such a tactic must be anathema to them. To continue the good progress which Scottish rugby has enjoyed in recent years, let's hope that Heriots and every other team can rise above such practice. (Mike Wilson)

Wednesday 20


I Aberdeen V Celtic Hampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 7.30pm.

Saturday 23


I Dunlermline v Hangers East End Park. Halbeith Road. Dunlermline. 3pm.

I St Mirren v Aberdeen Love Street. Paisley (5mins from Gilmour Street station). 3pm.

I Celtic v Motherwell Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Hearts v Dundee United Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.


I Partick Thistle v Airdrie Firhill Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Meadowbank Kilbowie Park. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer station). 3pm.

I Albion Rovers V Clyde If all goes to plan. the refurbishment of Albion'sCliftonhill ground in Coatbridge should be fit to host this match. Phone Coatbridge 3235(lto confirm.

I Hamilton v Morton Douglas Park. Hamilton ( 100 yards Hamilton West station). 3pm.


I Dumbarton v Stirling Albion Boghead. Dumbarton (10mins Dumbarton East station). 3pm.

I Kilmarnock v Berwick Rangers Rugby Park. Kilmarnock (10 mins from Bus station). 3pm.

I East Stirling v Arbroath Firs Park. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Oueen's Park v Cowdenbeatlt l lampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King's Park stations). 3pm.

I Stenhousemulrv StranraerOchilview Park. Larbert. 3pm.

Wednesday 27


I Celtic v Partisan Belgrade Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. To find out whether the kick-off time is 7.30pm or 8pm. phone Celtic Park on 041-556-261 l.

GOLF Thursday 28--Sunday1

I The Fifth Dunhill Cup The Old Course.St Andrews. Scotland‘s trio of Sandy Lyle. Sam Torrance and Gordon BrandJnr might find it hard to continue the good form which has been shown in previous years. The US team look particularly strong. consisting of Curtis Strange. the double US Open champion. Mark Calcavecchia. the British Open champion, and Tom Kite. Australia feature Greg Norman. Ian Baker-Finch and Wayne Grady. whilst England have the ever-popular Nick Faldo. plus Mark James and Denis Durnian.

Monday 18

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £8. Paddock £4 (Paddock concessions available). A Flat meeting beginning at 2. 15pm.

\zllgednesday 20--Saturday

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. Whitletts Road, Ayr. Club£1(l. Paddock £5(£2.5()). This four day ‘Western Meeting'. starting at 2pm on each day. includes the Ayr Gold Cupon Friday.

Monday 25

I Hamilton Park Bothwell Road. Hamilton. Easy access by the M8. M74 and A74. Clubfll). Paddock £4.50 (Paddock concessions available). A six race Flat meeting starting at2. 15pm.

50 The List 15 28 September 1989