Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by day. Sport Listings compiled by Tom Lappin.




I Scotland v N Ireland v Wales vlceland Grangemoutb Stadium. Grangemouth. Women‘s and men's track and field events. The big names like Tom McKean and Brian Whittle are unavailable. but there should be plenty of closelyeompeted events all the same.

CRICKET Saturday 15


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

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

I Fileshlre v Perthshire McKane Park. [)unfermline. 1pm.


I Freuchie v Watsonians Public Park. Freuchie. Ipm.

I Heriots FP v Royal High Goldenacre. Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. lprn.

I Grange v Stenhousemuir Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Carlton Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. Ipm.


I Pakistan Stars v Scotland XI Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. lprn. The former Test players continue their tour with a match against a Scottish Select side.


I Pakistan Stars v Scottish Prolessionals XI Kelburne CC. Whitehaugh. Paisley. 1pm. The final game of the tour for the Pakistan team.

Saturday 22


I Stirling County vaerdeenshire

Williamfield.StirIing. 1pm. I Clackmannan County v West Lothian The Arns. Alloa. Ipm. HALL WESTERN UNION I Clydesdale v Kelburne Titwood. Beaton Rd. Glasgow. Ipm. I Ferguslie v Greenock Meikleriggs. Paisley. 1pm. I Uddingston V Poloc Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1pm. I Ayr V WBSI OI Scotland (‘ambusdoom Alloway. Ipm. I Kilmarnock v Drumpelller Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. Ipm. RYDEN EAST LEAGUE I Carlton v Heriots The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Edinburgh Acads v Freuchie Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Watsonlans v Stenhousemuir Myresidc. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Kirkcaldy V Cupar Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. l m. I Royal High v Grange Jock's Lodge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

Wednesday 26



In spite at its major size, Scotland is certainly a minor county team where cricket in concerned. Only occasionally is Scotland able to lling the leather at the Lancashires and Middlesexes of this world. The annual chance for glory in the lorm ol the Nat West Cup will soon be upon us and this yearthe unlortunate Scots have been pitted against Sussex.

Normally this would be a dream draw as the south coast county have never won so much as a lair play award. But with typical luck, the Scots, who had been tipped to cause a lew upsets this season, lace a team at nobodies who are riding high. They currently stand at lourth in the county championship table and the injury of their ‘gentleman’ captain, Paul Parker, has had unforeseen benelits in the development at a new, aggressive, style of play reminiscent of the Australians.

‘Scotland played Sussex earlierthis year at Hove,‘ says Alec Ritchie, General Manager of The Scottish Cricket Union, ‘and it was a very close game. We needed lour all the last ball but we didn’t get it. They didn’t look that impressive then and all their runs were scored by one man, Smith I think it was. So we’ve delinitely got a chance!

Scotland also managed to give Leicestershire a run lor their money in May but were humiliated by Lancashire

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and Kent. Such setbacks are taken in true cricketing lashion by the SCU who are currently seeking entry into the ICC ol cricketing nations. Admission would lead to the side playing against Zimbabwe and Canada at international level and possibly even a chance to participate in the One Day International World Cup. That would all be a lar cry from a wet Wednesday in Glasgow. (Philip Parr)

Scotland will play Sussex in the Benson and Hedges Cup at Myreside,

Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June.

Edinburgh 1pm. After gaining valuable experience against the Pakistan tourists.

Scotland will be hoping to put it togood use in a tough one-day match against

Sussex. See panel.



I England v Ireland v Scotland vWaIes Glasgow Green East. Kelvingrove and Alexandra Park. Glasgow. (‘roquet hasan upmarket image. but is really a game of low cunning and vindictiveness. England are favourites to win the tournament. although the young Irish side could put in a sustained challenge.


Tuesday 25

: ISummerOiscorama.Oiscoand ' Rock’n'Roll Competitions Plaza Ballroom.

Glasgow. ‘It's not what Icallsport‘ grumble the traditionalists. but I am assured that dancesports have become an increasingly popular way of keeping fit and competing.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in

3 each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


3 I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium.

Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Iiach meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand; £l .50 Ground. Race programme free with admission.

; Monday17

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Slusselburgh. ('Iub £7. paddock £3.50. 2pm. A popular summer programme of flat racing by the seaside at Musselburgh.

Friday 21—Saturday 22

IAyr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. (‘Iub£8. Iiglinton £5. 2pm. Flat racing of a highly competitive nature from Scotland's premier track.

5 Monday 24

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse.

Musselburgh. (‘lub £7. paddock £3.50.

3pm. Flat racing from the tricky seaside track.

SPEEDWAY ' Fflday14

I Edinburgh Gull Monarchsv Middlesborough Bears Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 7. 15pm. Monarchs need to win by more than 3 points to earn a bonus point inthis Gold (‘up clash.


I Glasgow Tigers v Stoke Potters Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 7.30pm. A Gold Cup clash forTigers against a useful Stoke side.


I Edinburgh Gull Monarchs v Hackney Kestrels Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. b.30pm. The second home Sunbrite League match ofthe season for Monarchs pits them against a much-changed Kestrels side featuring two (‘zechs and a Swede. Tony ()Isson.

Wednesday 19

I Glasgow Tigers v Rye House Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. b.30pm. A home Sunbrite League fixture.

Saturday 15

I Racing Racewall. (‘owdenbeath 7pm. Formula 2. Saloons and Minis are on the

tarmac for a variety of races from the Fife track.

Wednesday 19

I Racing Knockhill. by Dunfermline. b.30pm. Formula 2. Minis and Saloons rattle their way around the Fife circuit.

Saturday 22

I Racing Racewall. (‘owdenbeath 7pm. More bumps and bangs from assorted jalopies revving round the circuit.

5 TENNIS Monday 17—Saturday 22

I Scottish Veterans Open Championship (‘raigloekhart Sports Centre. Edinburgh. (‘reaking limbs totter around the courts in


9 Thursday 20

I Scottish Schools Cup ( ‘raiglockhart Sports ('entre. Iidinburgh. Younger prospects take their turn on court.


I Scottish Cup Final Newlands Lawn Tennis ( ‘lub. Glasgow.

Sunday 23—Saturday 29

I East OI Scotland Championships i ('raiglockhart Sports ( ‘cntre. Iidinburgh.


The List I-I 27 June 199169