ATHLETICS : Saturday 11

I Scottish Heavy Events Championships Bellahouston Park. (ilasgow. 1.15—4.3(lpm. Amateur championships for ! club athletes who get the opportunity to toss the caber. throw the 28lb weight for distance and the Solb weight for height.


I Scottish Relay Championships Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 1pm. A variety offour-legged events including the medley (Sililm x Zilllm x 200m s 400111) for all Scottish athletic clubs.

Wednesday 15

I Sri Chinmoy: Runners Are Smilers Race The Meadows. Edinburgh. 7pm. ()pen to runners of all ages and abilities. The races are run on the Sri (hinmoy Peace .‘slile.

CRICKET Saturday11

IThree Daylnternational. Scotlandv 5 Ireland Myreside. Edinburgh. Sat and Sun Ham—7pm. Mon 1(l.3(lam—3.3(lpm. The slumbering minnows of world cricket meet head on in this annual fixture. Scotland were the last clear victors in 1988. the matches in 87 and 8‘) both being drawn. This year's fixture should be an intriguing struggle. although (ireenidge isn't eligible to liven things up and boost attendances at Watsonians‘ cricket ground.


I DrumpelliervAyr Langloan. ('oatbridge. 1.30pm.

I Kelburne v West 01 Scotland Whilehaugh. Paisley. 1.3llpm.

I Kilmarnock v Clydesdale Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1.30pm.

I PolocvGreenockShzm-holm. l Polloksltaws. (ilasgow. 1.30pm.

I Uddingston v Ferguslie Botltwell (‘astle Policies. L'ddingston. 1.30pm.


I Carlton V Heriots The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Grange Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. 1.30pm.

I Royal High v Cuparlock‘s Lodge. Edinburgh. 1.3llpm.

I Stenhousemuirv Edinburgh Academicals The Tryst. l.arbert. l.3()pm.

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


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

I Stirling County v Ayrshire Williamfield. Stirling. 1.30pm

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


I Grand Dunk Marathon River Tay. Grandtully. noon—2pm. Despite the prosaic title no ‘dunking‘ ofcompetitors is allowed. The name stems from the almalgamation of Grandtully. where the

Cricket’s briel sojourn in the sun is almost over. Often, itseems as though the sport has barely struggled out lrom the shadows ol the lootball season belore it is thrust back into obscurity again; particularly so this yearwith the Italian job in lull swing throughoutJune and early July. Although tor a while there was a spell when Scottish cricket emerged in a glare at back page headlines after beating Northants, this proved to be a llash in the pan and their big hope at taking the scalp at Essex and progressing to the second round at Nat West Trophy will remain a mere pipe-dream until next season.

The national side still have two matches left, against Ireland and the MCC. The lirst at which takes place at Watsonians' ground on 11—13 August, with the last lixture ot the season away at Lords. Both matches were closely lought last year with Scotland beating a weak MCC side all the last ball in a rain-sudden match at Greenock, while Ireland’s tenacious resistance led to a draw in Dublin and to the Scots missing their llight home. A repeat at these results would be a commendable way lor the Scottish XI to round oil a reasonably successtul season.

Meanwhile on the domestic lront, Grange have already avenged last season’s controversial loss oi the East League to Freuchie, alter the Edinburgh club had live points deducted tor breaching player registration rules. On top at their league success they have a chance to become the lirst Edinburgh club to clinch the double ol the East League and the Scottish Cup, since Heriot’s did it in 1978. Taking the tield againstthem on 26 August at Hamilton Crescent will


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Scottish Cup Final, Hamilton Crescent, | Glasgow, 26 August, 11am.

event starts. and Dunkeld. where the races end. There will be three separate courses the longest at 12 miles and the shortest at 5 miles.


I Race Days Greyhound racingtakes 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 Race Days Monday. Wednesday and

Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Each meeting beginsat 7. 15pm with It) races on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are also meetings on some Fridays.

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I Edinburgh Races (Evening) Musselburgh Road. Edinburgh. 6.15—9pm. Six racesin the still. seaside air.

Friday 10-Sunday 12

; IThe Champions olScotlandShow l Chatelherault (‘ountry Park. Hamilton.

Fri noon—6pm. Sat & Sun 9.3(lam—-opm. Scotland's biggest horse show has attracted hundreds of entries for the 5-1 different classes. Among those competing for the {12.000 prize-money will be John

Whittaker. Harvey Smith. John Brown and Janet Hunter.


I Edinburgh Monarchs v Eastbourne Eagles Powderhall Stadium. Canonmills.

3 Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The south coast outfit used to cause Edinburgh sleepless nights prior to their visits north. however. since overcoming the bogey last year. Edinburgh should be confident ofa victory.

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i I Scottish National Championships Bellahouston Park. (ilasgow. 2—4pm. The top ten teams in Scotland are expected to take the strain.

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