The List selection of the best in sporting events overthe next lortnight. Sport is listed first by event and then byday.

ATHLETICS Saturday 5

I Ben Lamond Hill Race Rowardennan Hotel. Rowardennan. 2pm.


I SWAA West District Championships Dam Park. Content Avenue. Ayr. 10am—6pm. Individual championships for female athletes in the West.

I SWAA East District Championships Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 10am—6pm. The same as above but this time the stars will be rising in the East.

I Stranraer People's 10km Road Race Stranraer Academy. Stranraer. 1pm. A rare opportunity to pound the streetsof beautiful Stranraer.

BASKETBALL Saturday 12

I KP Choc Dip Mini Basketball Tournament Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 10am. Sixteen teamsof youngsters compete in the top ‘choc dip‘ event ofthe basketball season.

CRICKET Saturday 5


I Drumpellierv West of Scotland Langloan. Coatbridge. 2pm.

I Ferguslie V Ayr Meikleriggs. Paisley. 2pm.

I Greenock v Kelburne Glenpark. Brisbane Street. Greenock. 2pm.

I Kilmarnock v Poloc Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 2pm.

I Uddingston v Clydesdale Bothwell (‘astle Policies. Uddingston. 2pm.


I Carlton V Freuchie The Pavilion. (irange Loan. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Grange v Stewart's/Melville Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Heriots FP v Cupat‘Goldenacre. Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Stenhousemuir Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

I Royal High v Edinburgh Acads Joc‘k’s Lodge. Edinburgh. 2pm.


I Ayrshire v Aberdeenshire The Oval. Prestwick. 1.30pm.

I Clackmannan County v Stirling County The Arns. Alloa. 1.30pm.

I West Lothian v Perthshire Boghall. Linlithgow. 1.30pm.

Tuesday 8

I Scotland v Nottinghamshire Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. Time for Scotland‘s big-time professional Greenidge to knuckle under. in this Benson & Hedges Cup match.

Saturday 12


I Cuparv Carlton Duffus Park. (‘upar. 2pm.

I Edinburgh Acads v Grange Raeburn

Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 2pm.


match in Europe, 147,000 packed into Hampden Park in 1947. lorthe linal between Celtic and Aberdeen.

The Tennents’ Scottish Cup this year enters a new era. There will be no Arthur Monttord to compere the televisual least that accompanies it. Were it not that the two most consistently successlul cup sides of the 80s, Celtic and Aberdeen are involved I doubt whether I would be able to bring

mysellto watch.

For the legions of Celtic tans this has been a less than happy season. Their delence is presently so suspect it‘s doubtful whether even Perry Mason would handle it. Nor have their strikers been able to do anything to dispel the current pall that hangs over Parkhead. The nadir of their season was surely reached last Saturday when, while they could only scrape a draw at Motherwell, the champagne corks were popping over at Ibrox. Indeed their sole successes have come in the Cup, yet, thereby hangs a straw of hope. Fortunately, it’s not the only one the ’Tic have to clutch at. Billy Stark quietly slipped back into the team against Motherwell, after an absence of eight months and Dariusz Dziekanowski suddenly remembered where the goal lay.

Aberdeen meanwhile, have managed an altogether more consistent season. Though ultimately failing to match Rangers, theirteam has maintained a more established pattern than Celtic’s. Having already won the Skol Cup they can be quietly confident at doing the drinks double. But, as every lootball pundit knows, Celtic and the big occasion go together like, well, like ‘stramash’ and ‘goal’. (RP)

The Tennents’ Scottish Cup Final, Sat May 12, 3pm, Hampden Park, Glasgow. Live coverage on both BBC and Scottish.

I Heriots FP v Stewart‘s/Melville (ioldenacre. Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. 3 m.

I Kirkcaldy V Freuchie Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

I Stenhousemuirv Royal High 'I'he'liryst. Larbert. 2pm.


I Clydesdale V Ferguslie 'I'itwood. Beaton Road. (ilasgow. 2pm.

I Kelburne v Kilmarnock Whitehaugh. Paisley. 2pm.

I Poloc V Ayr Shawholm. Pollokshaws. (ilasgow. 2pm.

I Uddingston v Drumpellier(‘lydesdale Bothwell (‘astle Policies. Ifddingston. 2pm.

I West of Scotland v Greenock I lamilton ('rescent. Peel Street. (ilasgow . 2pm. STODDARD COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

I Fileshire v Ayrshire MeKane Park. [)unfermline. 1.30pm.

I Stirling County v Abroath County \N'illiamfield.Stirling. 1.30pm.

I West Lothian v Strathmore County Boghall. Linlithgow. I.30pm.

Saturday 5—Sunday 6

I Meadowbank Open Tournament Meadowbank Sports (‘entre. London Road. lidinburgh.


I Tennent's Scottish Cup Final 1 Iampden Park. (ilasgow. 3pm. Annual football and TV extravaganza (see panel).

Saturday 5


I Dunlermline v Hibernian [fast End Park. Halbeth Road. Dunlermline.

I Hearts v Rangers Tynecastle Park. (iorgie Road. lidinburgh.

I St Mirren v Dundee United Love Street. Paisley.


I Airdrie V Hamilton Broomfield. Airdrie. I Albion Rovers v Clydebank ('liftonhill. ('oatbridge.

I Alloa V Ayr Uld Recreation Park. Alloa. I Meadowbank Thistle v Clyde Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh.

I Partick Thistle v Raith Rovers Iiirhill. I'Airhill Road. (ilasgow.

I St Johnstone v FortarAlhlelic .\lcl)iarmaid Park. Perth.


I Kilmarnock v Cowdenbealh Rugbv Park. Kilmarnock. I

I Queen's Park v Dumbarton l Iampden Park. (ilasgow.

I Stirling Albion v East File Annfield. Stirling.

GOLF Sunday 6

I Belle Robertson Trophy West Kilbride GolfCourse. l lam. The annual match between two teams from the Scottish ( iolf Union and the Scottish Ladies' (iolling Association.

Wednesday 9

I Shotgun Pro-Am (‘ardross (ioll ( ‘lub. lIam. £3000 worth of prize-money is up for grabs in this one-day tournament. The ‘Shotgun' referred to has nothing todo with weddings. rather it enables IS teams to begin at once. each on a different hole. at the sound of a shotgun which will be fired at 1.30pm.

Saturday 12

I Clydebank District Council Pro-Am Municipal (iolf('ourse. Dalmuir. Sam. A quality field of golfers compete for the £5000 in prize money.

I West at Scotland Open Championships (‘awder (iolf (‘lub. 'I‘wo-day championships for golfers in the west.

BEBE;— Friday 4

I Hamilton Park Racecourse I Iamilton. (‘lub Stand 10. paddock 4.50pm. Iilat meeting. beginning around lpm.

Monday 14

I Hamilton Park Racecourse i Iamilton. See above.

Wed 16—Thurs 17

I Perth Races Scone Palace Park. Perth. 0683 2013 I. Paddock £10. (irandsland Lo. (iround £2. The first race on these evening National Hunt meets is at b.30pm. both evenings.

RUGBY Friday 4—Saturday 5

I Record Breaking Rugby Match Attempt Westerlands Sports (iround. Attniesland. (ilasgow. Fri noon—Sat (ipm. (ilasgow University Rugby (‘lub in a sterling effort to break the World Record for the longest-ever rugby match. (‘urrently the record stands at 24 hours; (ilasgow are hoping to reach 30. It‘s all in a goodcause: to raise money for the Southern (ieneral llospital'sSpinal Imury [hit and tohelp finance the students' forthcoming tour to America.


I Royal Bank National Volleyball Cup Finals Meadow bank Sports ( ‘entre. london Road. Iidinburgh. .‘~ 7pm. .-\dsct'een Ky le take on (ilasgow Bannerman in the Women's final and Krystal Klear takeon Kinleith Plant in the men's 3pm and 5.30pm. Adscreen are league winners and cup holders and hence lav ourttes. .is are Krystal Klear tor esactly the same reason. though who knows. it‘s .l lunny old game volley ball.

The List 4— 17 May 100081