ATHLETICS Saturday 14—Sunday 15,
I British Veterans Athletic Championships Crownpoint Sports Centre. Glasgow. 9.30am. A chance to mull over old times— ‘1 used to be able to run the last 400m in under 60 seconds‘ etc. Tinged with nostalgia. this meeting will determine whether the current crop of ‘oldies' . can match their predecessors. if not their old times.
I SrI Chlnmoy: 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.
I British Schools Home International Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh.
I Srl Chlnmoy: Runners Are Smilors Base The Meadows. Edinburgh. 7pm. See Wednesday 18.
Friday 27-28 Saturday
I Scotrail Senior Championships Crownpoint Sports Centre. Glasgow. 5.30—1 1pm (Fri). 11.30am-5pm (Sat). Scotrail will be hoping for a return ofthe top quality field that attended last year‘s Championships. Although the proximity of the AAAs Championships in Birmingham on 3 and 4 August. a qualifying event for the EurOpean Championships. may dissuade some from participating.
CRICKET Saturday 14
I Scotland v India Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 10.4Sam. Last year abumper crowd of nearly 5000 turned out for the visit of the Australian touring side. this year the SCL' will be hoping for similar scenes. with who knows. a possible Scottish victory?
OM HALL WESTERN UNION LEAGUE
No matches today due to the visit ofthe tourists to Titwood.
I Carlton V CuparThc Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Freuchie v Kirkcaldy Public Park. Freuchie. 1.30pm.
I Grange v Edinburgh Academicals Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm. Grange are currently flying high. top of East League Division 1 andthrough to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. Endeavours that had them skipping off with the runners-up title in the Mathew and Gloag Team of the Month Award for June.
I Royal High v Stenhousemuiriock's Lodge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
Charlie Nicholas is not the only star returning to Celtic Park these days. On Saturday 21 July a host oi them; Wet Wet Wet, Taylor Dayne, Lisa Stanslield and Patti Austin will be there to celebrate the opening of the Special Olympics. Marching proudly into the stadium will be 2200 mentally handicapped young men and women lrom 31 countries, who will be competing in the events held throughout Strathclyde over the coming week.
Despite the ‘Olymplc' lag the games are restricted to European and some Middle-Eastern competitors. Glasgow, it Is hoped, will mark a watershed In thelrdevelopment. First held In Brussels In 1981, the event grew In stature when It surfaced again In Dublin louryears later. This time, with the largest over number at countries and competitors taking part, It Is hoped that the games will be placed on a secure looting lor the iuture.
Just as it was lor Scotland in the recent World Cup, the emphasis at these games is on participation rather than winning. Each eventwlll be judged by a panel and each competitor given a skill rating In order that anomalies In the levels oi ability can be balanced out. The organisation oi the event has been a tremendous undertaking and, it all goes well, It can only boost the chances at other major
sporting events coming to Scotland. (Boss Parsons)
The Opening Ceremony Is at Celtic Park, Glasgow, 21 July, 2.30—5pm. Throughout the week: Gymnastics, Basketball, Table Tennis, Flve-a-Slde Football, Carpet Bowls, Powerlliting and Volleyball will be at the SECC; Cycling Events at Strathclyde Park; Athletics at Crownpolnt Stadium; Swimming at Bellshlll, and Equestrian events at Sandytlat.
I Stewart's/Melville v Heriots lnverleith. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
STOOOABO COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Ayrshire v Fileshire The Oval. Prestwick. 1pm.
I Clackmannan County v Fortarshire The Arns. Alloa. lpm.
Tuesday 17—Thursday 19
I Scotland U19 v Welsh SchOOIsTitwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1 lam. A three-day test match between the young hopefuls on the Celtic fringes.
I Scotland U16 v Welsh Schools New Anniesland. Glasgow. llam. The younger teams will contest a one-day match in Glasgow followed by a two-day match at Kelburne‘s ground in Paisley.
I Scotland v National CricketAssociation England XI Dumfries. l lam. The first of two one-day encounters between a full Scotland side and a team ofamateurs drawn from clubs all over England. This may provide the best chance yet ofa victory over the old enemy.
I Scotland v HCA England XI Hamilton Crescent. Glasgow. 11am. See above.
OM HALL WESTERN UNION LEAGUE
I Ayr ti Poloc Cambusdoon. Alloway. 1.30pm.
I Orumpellterv Uddingston Langloan. (‘oatbridge 1.30pm.
I Greenock v West ol Scotland Glenpark. Brisbane Street. Greenock. 1.30pm.
I Ferguslie v Clydesdale Meikleriggs. Paisley. 1.30pm.
I KIImarnock v Kelbume Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1.30pm.
I Edinburgh Academicals v Heriots Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Freuchie v Stenhousemuir Public Park. Freuchie. l.30pm.
I Grange v Boyal High Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Stewart'S/Melville v Carlton lnverleith. Edinburgh. 1.3(lpm.
STOOOARO COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Fileshire v Aberdeenshire McKane Park. Dunfermline. lpm.
I Stirling County v Strathmore County Williamfield.Stirling. lpm.
I West Lothian v Ayrshire Boghall. Linlithgow. 1pm.
I Hace Days Greyhound racing takes place five nights a week and what better way to spend a fine summer evening losing 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 Boco 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.
GOLF Until Saturday 14
I Bell's Sconlsh Open Golt Gleneagles Hotel GolfCourse. Auchterarder. Perthshire. The bigger than ever Bell‘s tournament draws toa climax.
Thursday 19-Siinday 22 '
I The 119th British Open Championships The Royal and Ancient GolfClub St Andrews. Season ticket £50. daily£12. Last year over 190,000 people thronged to Troon to see Faldo take the title. This year the crowds are likely to be bigger than ever as the Open returns to golf‘s traditional home.
I Hamilton Parlt (Evening) Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. Club £10. Paddock £5 (£3) concessions in both the club and paddock are available for couples. The evening flat meeting begins at 6.30pm. Given the date. this may not be the day to start backing favourites heavﬂy.
Saturday 14, Monday 16 & Tuesday 17
I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £10. Paddock £5. Carrick Stand concessions £1.2.15pm. Glasgow Fair Meeting. Well. you can decide for yourself ~ after watching your choice jog home like a lame don key. whether the meeting was ‘fair' on your pocket or not.
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