I Scottish People’s Marathon Championship The Esplanade, lnverclyde. 10.30am. Like Dundee United, marathons used to attract a larger band of dedicated fans. however the hardcore will still be plugging away at the 26-mile route. though there will be shorter races on offer as well.

Wednesday 22

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

CRICKET Saturday 18


I Clydesdale v Ayr Titwood. Beaton Rd, Glasgow. 1pm.

I Greenoclt v Kilmamoclt Glenpark. Brisbane St, Greenock. 1pm.

I Kelbume v Uddingston Whitehaugh, Paisley. 1pm.

I Poloc v Orumpellier Shawholm, Pollokshaws, Glasgow. 1pm.

I West 01 Scotland v Ferguslle Hamilton Crescent, Peel Street. Glasgow. 1pm. EAST LEAGUE

I Carlton v Royal High The Pavilion. Grange Loan, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Freuchie Raeburn Place, Stockbridgc, Edinburgh. 1 m.

I Grange v Stenhousemuir Racburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Kirltcaldy V Reriol's Bennochy, Kirkcaldy. 1pm.


I Ayrshire v Clackmannan County The Oval, Prestwick. 1pm.

I West Lothian v Stirling County Boghall. Linlithgow. 1pm.

I Flieshlre V Perthshire McKane Park. Dunfermline. 1pm.

Thursday 23—Friday 24

I U23 International: Scotland v Ireland The Oval, Prestwick. Ham—6.30pm. A two-day challenge match.

ETE— Glasgow

I Once 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 hwuday 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 of their traps at 7.30pm.


I RICO ans Monday, Wednesday and


ll they really wanted a party, the Scottish League should have invited those with most reason to celebrate - the Old Firm, Celtic and Rangers, who overthe years have divided the League Championships between them in a way that any sell-respecting Godlalher would envy. The pair of them have taken the trophy 76 times out 01 a possible 93. Only a handiul oi other teams have managed to get their names squeezed onto the trophy. Certainly, a match between the two Glasgow giants would engender more interest than any other as a centenary celebration bash.

Instead the sense 01 history will be provided by 85 year-old ex-Ranger Bob McPhail, who will hand overthe cut-glass decanter, more reminiscent 01 a game show than a show game, to the winners. The manager oi the League XI, Jim McLean, has certainly had a more cosmopolitan pool to choose irom than anyone trying a similar tasIt overthe past century,

which should add considerably to the game's appeal. As well as the Rangers contingent oi Anglos, now swelled by Mark l-lateley, there are the Dutch Oons, the Irish lrom Celtic, a Yugoslav lrom McLean’s own United and one or two Scottish players as well. The Scots in the line up, on both sides, will be eagerto impress Mr Roxburgh belore the autumn sweep out, which he may leel is in order prior to the start at the European Championship campaign on 12 September.

Meanwhile, the League have brought out the ultimate ‘souvenir oliishial’ programme The First 1OO Years penned by Bob Crampsey, which promises to reflect the author’s passion Iorthe game's trivial inlormation as well as a scholarly approach to the history oi Scotland’s Football League. (Ross Parsons)

The Scottish League Centenary Match, Scotland v Scottish League XI, Hampden Park, Glasgow, 18 Aug, 3pm.

Saturday, Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. Each meeting begins at 7.15pm with 10 races on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are also meetings on some Fridays.

FOOTBALL Saturday 18

I Scottish League Centenary Match: Scottish League Xl v Scotland Hampden Park, Glasgow. 3pm. Centre Stand (ticket only) £10, Wing Stand £6 cash gate. Ground £2 at turnstile. See Panel.


Tuesday 21

I Airdrle v Stranraer or Berwlclt Rangers Broomfield, Airdrie. 7.30pm.

I Ounlerrnllne v Albion Rovers East End Park, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline. 7.30pm. Alas poor Jim, the most accomplished poet ever to manage a Premier Division club, has departed. So ends an era at East End Park.

I Kllmamoclt v Clydebanlt Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. The ambitious Killie will be hoping to dispose of the Bankies, who are tipped as strong contenders for the First Division Championship this year.

I Rangers v East Stirling or Oumbarton

lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 7.30pm. A chance for Souness's glittering array of talent to disgrace themselves against lowly opposition. who will doubtless be treating this as their cup-final.

I Oueen's Park or East File vaerdeen Hampden Park, Glasgow or Bayview, Methil. 7.30pm. Aberdeen are used to winning at Hampden these days and should be confident of going through against either team.

Wednesday 22

I Celtic v Ayr United Celtic Park, Gallowgate. Glasgow. 7.30pm. The biscuit tin is almost empty after the summer spending spree, but have the board done enough to appease the Jungle? I Falltlrlt v Particlt Thistle Brockville. Falkirk. 7.30pm. Although Falkirk finished in fourth place last season, both sides were early runners in the promotion chase and this could potentially produce the tie of the round.

I Meadowbank Thistle v Hibemlan

Starks Park, Kirltcaldy, 7.30pm. A rearranged venue from the District Council stadium which could become Hibs' new home.

I St Mirren v Stirling Albion orArbroath

Love Street, Paisley. 7.30pm.

Friday 17 & Saturday 18

I Perth National Hunt Racing Perth Racecourse, 2.15pm. The first two National Hunt meetings of the season get under way at Perth.


I Borders Rally Galashiels to Hawick, 9am—4.30pm. The annual test of rally driver’s skill along forest tracks around the Borders‘ area.


I Edinburgh Monarchs v Exeter Falcons Powderhall Stadium, Canonmills, Edinburgh. 6.30pm. Quite a journeyfor the Devon brigade under ex-Monarch Dave Trownson, though the form of Peter Jeffrey and Australian Steve Regeling may make it worth their while.

Sunday 29

I Glasgow 261 Tigers v Peterborough Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. 3pm. £3.50 (£1.50). The southern visitors are still hanging in there for a place in the play-offs. Glasgow, who are three places above them, may find it hard going against Peterborough's Danish and Australian stars.

Wednesday 22

I Glasgow 281 Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs v Berwlclt Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. 7.30pm. £3.50(£1.50). Glasgow at the moment are way ahead in this triple-header and home advantage should merely increase their lead.

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