ATHLETICS Wednesday 4

I Srl Chinmoy: Runners Are Smilers Race The Meadows, Edinburgh. 7pm. Opento runners of all ages and abilities, the races are run on the Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile.

Friday 6

I IAAF lntemational Grand Prix Meeting Meadowbank Stadium, London Road, Edinburgh. 6.30pm. Peter Elliot, Tom McKean, Linford Christie and Abdi Bile will be among the top class athletes generating an electric atmosphere on a July evening at Meadowbank.

Saturday T—Sunday 8

I SAAA Alulti Events Championships Dam Park, Ayr. 10.30am. The Scottish decathlon champion will be decided over the course of two days and ten events.

Wednesday 11

I Srl Chinmoy: Runners Are Smilers Race The Meadows, Edinburgh. 7pm. See Wed

4. W Sundayl

I Scottish K1 Marathon Championships River Tay, Dunkeld—Perth. Noon. Twenty-three miles on your own, in a canoe, down the Tay is no mere paddle, particularly when the river is far from in spate. The low water-level provides a real danger of grounding while the weaker flow means more elbow grease than normal is required to complete the course.

CRICKET Saturday 30


I Drumpellierv Kelbume Langloan, Coatbridge. 1.30pm.

I Ferguslle V Poloc Meikleriggs, Paisley. 1.30pm.

I Greenock v Clydesdale Glenpark, Brisbane Street, Greenock. 1.30pm.

I Itilmamock V West oi Scotland Kirkstyle , Kilmarnock. 1.30pm.

I Uddingsion v Ayr Bothwell Castle Policies, Uddingston. 1.30pm.


I Carlton v Stenhousemulr The Pavilion, Grange Loan, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Stewart's/Melville Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I Grange V Cupar Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I Heriots V Ffoucnio Goldenacre, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I Royal High V Kirkcaldy J ock‘s Lodge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I STOOOARO COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP I Clackmannan County v Aberdeenshlre The Ams, Alloa. lpm.

I Stirling County v Fortarshire Williamfield, Stirling. 1pm.

I West Lothian v Flteshlre Boghall, Linlithgow. lpm.


It's their own fault, they were covering the wrong men, Maradona, Careca and Gullit. Nobody paid much attention to the 500-1 outsiders irom Cameroon and now, they have won through to the quarter-finals oi the World Cup with great style and only a little luck. Their hero solar has been septuagenarian Roger Milla, who makes Rex Findlay (ageing striker oi Fulchester lame) appear a youngster by comparison. At least you would think so, by the way the press locus on Milla’s age, 38, which is at least one iact that they can locus away irom tales oi voodoo in the dressing room.

Scotland again crashed out beiore

the knockout section even got under way, though this time they were desperater unlucky. The citizens oi Genoa having welcomed the tartan army with open arms, it not open bars, expressed incredulity that such a passionate nation could produce such a spiritless periormance against the Costa Ricans. Oi course, the rest is history and Brazil may now be regretting the late goal that earned them a tie with Argentina in Turin. The early exit oi the Brazilians irom the world stage is a iar more damaging

loss to the production than the ending

oi Scotland's walk-on part. They may not have been the team at old but they retained the ability to play attractive iootball, as they showed against Argentina, albeit without a powerful iinishing touch.

Meanwhile, West Germany continue to power their way through the iield overcoming Gullit and co, despite the unusual chants oi ‘Give us back our blcycles’ (commandeered during World War II), irom the Dutch tans. As the competition enters the quarter-iinal stage the two most likely iinalists, so iar, are West Germany and Italy— although the World Cup can be very unkind on those who stick their necks out. As for sportsmanship and lair play Jack Charlton probably came up with the best answer ior indiscipline when commenting on Rijkaard’s ejection oi phlegm into Voeller’s ear, during the Dutch German thriller in the San Siro— ‘li he’d have done that to me i’d have chinned him.“ (Our man in Milan).

a few tenners, or single notes on the odd dog. Race evenings are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; there are 10 races on a Monday and Friday, 11 on a Tuesday and Thursday and 12 on a Saturday. The first races commence at 7.45pm on every day other than Saturday when they get out oftheir traps at 7.30pm.


I Race Days Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. Each meeting begins at 7.15pm with 10 races on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


I Coaching Clinics Cambuslang Rugby Club, Langlea Road. Beltane Park, Wishaw. 2pm. Several members of Scotland‘s eight senior sides will be on hand to offer aspirant players a rough guide to the sport, organised as part of Strathclyde‘s Irish Festival.

GOLF Tuesday 3—Wednesday 4

I The Famous Grouse Scottish Open Amateur Seniors’ Championship Royal Burgess Golfing Society, Barnton, Edinburgh. 8am. 153 ageing but hopeful golfers will start out aiming to make the cut, 33 of whom are over 70 years old.

Wednesday 4—Friday 6

I Bank oi Scotland Scottish Boys' Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship Monifieth Golf Links, 83m. The competition is fierce as only 40 out ofthe 144 entrants will make the final cut. The



I Strathclyde West v North Titwood, Beaton Road, Glasgow. 11am.

I Central v Edinburgh Raeburn Place, Grange, Edinburgh. 1 lam.

I Bank oi Scotland U19 District Championship: West v South Meikleriggs, Paisley, 1pm.

Saturday 7


I Ayr v Ferguslie Cambusdoon, Alloway. 1.30pm.

I Clydesdale v Uddingsion Titwood, Beaton Road, Glasgow. 1.30pm.

I Kelbume v Greenock Whitehaugh, Paisley. 1.30pm.

I Poloc v Kilmamock Shawholm, Pollokshaws, Glasgow. 1.30pm.

I West oi Scotland v Drumpellierllamilton Crescent, Peel Street, Glasgow. 1.30pm. I EAST LEAGUE

I Edinburgh Academicals v Royal High Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.


I Freuchie V Carlton Public Park, Freuchie. 1.30pm.

I Stewart's/Melville v Grange lnverleith. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I Stenhousemuirv Kirkaldy The Tryst, Larbert. 1.30pm.


I Fiieshire v Abroath County McKanc Park, Dunfermline. lpm.

I Perthshire v West Lothian North inch, Perth. 1pm.

I Stirling County v Clackmannan County Williamfield, Stirling. lpm.

Wednesday 11


lf Scotland did the unthinkable, and beat Essex in their first round tie (played on 27 June). then their second round tie will be played today at Titwood, Beaton Road, Glasgow.


I Race Days Greyhound racingtakes place five nights a week and what better way to spend a fine summer eveninglosing

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