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



I Great Britain v USSR Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. First field event 5pm. first track event 6.30pm. Tickets £4—£9. Great Britain‘s first major fixture since the European Championships. The track athletes will be hoping toscore enough successes in their events to counter the Soviets‘ superiority in the field sports. A rare chance for Scots to see some of Europe's finest in action.

CRICKET Saturday 13


I Stirling County v Arbroath County Williamfield. Stirling. 1pm. Stirling need a victory here to pull themselves out ofthe doldrums at the foot ofthe County Championship table.

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

I Fiteshire v Ayrshire McKane Park. Dunfermline. 1pm. Fifeshire's season has stumbled from disaster to disaster. and they should face a huge task against high-flying Ayrshire.


I Greenock v Kelburne Glenpark. Brisbane Street.Greenock. 1pm.

I Ferguslie vAyr Meikleriggs, Paisley. 1pm.

I Uddingston v Clydesdale Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1pm.

I Drumpellierv West Di Scotland Langloan. Coatbridge. 1pm.

I Kilmarnock v Poloc Kirkstylc. Kilmarnock. 1pm.


I Freuchie v Stenhousemuir Public Park. Freuehie. 1pm. The League leaders Freuchie face stern opposition from an

improvingStenhousemuir. ~ I Edinburgh Acads v Carlton Raeburn

2 IWatsoniansvHeriots Myrcsidc.Colinton I , , 3 IKelburnevKtlmamock Whitehaugh.

Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

5 Road. Edinburgh. 1pm. : I Grange v Kirkcaldy Raeburn Place. ; Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

Saturday 20


I Ayrshire v West Lothian The Oval. Prestwiek. 1pm. Ayrshire will be hoping for a victory to improve their chances of mounting a serious challenge to Strathmore at the top of the table.

I Clackmannan County v Arbroath County The Arns. Alloa. 1pm.


I Clydesdale v Ferguslie Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1pm. Clydesdale are already building up a useful lead at the top of the table. and should improve it against stragglers Ferguslie.

I Uddingston v Drumpellier Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1pm.

I West oi Scotland v Greenock Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. 1pm.

I Poloc v Ayr Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. 1pm.


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What’s going on in flat racing? Generous is suddenly the word on everybody’s lips. But realists need not be concerned. The bookies haven’t changed the habit oi a lifetime and started giving punters 100-1 against either horse in a head to head. Generous, of course, refers to the Derby winner who romped home against one of the classiest fields for years and swiftly went on to capture the Irish Derby as well (putting the acclaimed French horse Suave Dancer firmly in its place en route). Generous's jockey, Alan Munro will join most at the turl's elite when he comes to Ayr to take part in the Scottish

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Classic. Also expected are messrs. Piggott and Eddery.

Unfortunately, Scottish enthusiasts will not have the chance to see '


Generous who is being rested after his triumph atThe Curragh. Butthe Scottish Classic on 13 July is looking likely to attract a quality tield amongst which should be the one-time Derby favourite, Corrupt, and Emperor Fountain.

The race is the centrepiece of ten days racing at Ayr and Hamilton and will have a minimum of £35,000 prize money up for grabs making it one of the richest days in Scottish racing‘s calender. Other races in the Glasgow Fair Scottish Circuit will include a fillies race on 20 July and, on 19 July, the historic William the Lion handicap which has, torthe first time, been reduced from its marathon two miles to one mile. (Philip Parr)

For race times see listings section.

', Paisley. 1pm.


I Heriots FP V CuparGoIdenacre. lnverleith Row. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Royal lligh v Freuchie Jock's Lodge. Edinburgh. 1pm. A vital top-of-the table clash. with Royal High not far behind Freuebie. and looking for a crucial home victory.

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

I Kirkcaldy v Stenhousemuir Bennoehy. Kirkcaldy. 1pm.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and

i 7.311pm. £2.5(lStand. Race programme

Saturday 13

busy week for Scotland‘s number one flat

: Friday 19—Saturday 20

Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each 1 meeting includes ten races. startingat

free with admission.

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £8. Eglinton £5. The start ofa


Monday 15—Tuesday 16

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £8. Eglinton £5.

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £8. Eglinton £5. Some ofthe most valuable racing ever seen in Scotland takes place on the Saturday. See panel.

Monday 22

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £8. Eglinton £5.

PETANDUE Saturday 20

I Pernod British Open Regional Heats

l‘lopetoun House. South Queensferry. nr Edinburgh. Petanque. or boules. is an ancient French game that seems ideal for the aesthete athlete. who prefers not to break into a sweat while participating. and preferably stay within easy reach ofthe Pernod bar. The top three winning sidesin the heats receive Pernod prizes and an opportunity to go for cash prizes at the London final in September. For details. contact the British Petanque Association, Ovingdene. 15 Clermont Gardens. Marlow. Bucks SL7 lBP.

SPEEDWAY Friday 12

I Edinburgh Gull Monarchs v Arena Essex Hammers Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 7. 15pm. Hammers are tipped for the Sunbrite League promotion place this season. thanks largely to star man Bo Petersen. who is ably supported by Galvin. Mogridge and Jan Pedersen


I Glasgow Tigers Martin McKinna Testimonial Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 3pm. A benefit fora rider who has taken plenty of knocks in his career. but has always bounced back for more.


I Edinburgh Gull Monarchs v Milton Keynes Knights Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. b.3(1pm. Another Sunbrite League clash for Monarchs against a side that includes the 1989 World FinaIist Troy Butler arid the formidable veteran Gordon Kennett.


. Saturday 20

I Racing Racewall. Cowdenbeath. 7pm. Formula 2. Saloons and Minis are on the

tarmac for a variety of races from the Fife track.


Sunday 14—Saturday 20

I Dunfermline Junior Open Tournament Dunfermline Lawn Tennis Club. Bothwell Street. Dunfermline. Competition in the

18.15andl2agc 'rou s. . E

a Monday 15-Saturday 20

I East Lothian Tennis Tournament North

Berysick Lawn Tennis Club. Competitions inthe l4. lb. I8andsenioragcgroups.

= Sunday 21—Saturday 27

I Edinburgh Championships Edinburgh

3 Law n Tennis Clubs. 'l‘ournament tor

seniors from Edinburgh clubs. For details contact Mr I. Finlay . 28 3Clovenstone

Park. Edinburgh.

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