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

CRICKET Saturday 10


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

I Fileshlre v Clackmannan County McKane Park, Dunlermline. 1pm.


I Greenock V Poloc Glenpark, Brisbane Street, Greenock. 1pm.

I Clydesdale v Kilmamock Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1pm.

I Ferguslie v Uddingston Meikleriggs, Paisley. 1pm.

I Ayrv DrumpeilierCambusdoon. Alloway. 1pm.

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

I Heriots FP V StenhousemuirGoldenacre. lnverleith Row, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Watsonians v Cupar Myreside. Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Royal High v Carlton Joek‘s Lodge, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Grange v Freuchle Raeburn Place. Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Klrkcaidy V Edinburgh Acads Bennochy, Kirkcaldy. 1pm.

Saturday 17


I Stirling County v West Lothlan Williamfield, Stirling. 1pm.

I Clackmannan County v Ayrshire The Arns, Alloa. 1pm.


I Ferguslie v West 01 Scotland Meikleriggs, Paisley. 1pm.

I Uddingston v Kelbume Bothwell Castle

1 Policies, Uddingston. 1pm.

I Ayr V Clydesdale Cambusdoon, Alloway. l m.

I Drumpelllerv Poioc Langloan, Coatbridge. 1pm.

I Kilmamock v Greenock Kirkstyle, Kilmarnock. 1pm.


I Stenhousemuir v Grange The Tryst, Larbert. 1pm.

I Carlton V Klrkcaldy The Pavilion, Grange Loan, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Edinburgh Acads v Cupar Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Watsonians v Freuchle Myresidc. Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Royal High v Heriots Jock‘s Lodge, Edinburgh. 1pm.

Tuesday 20—Thursday 22

INTERNATIONAL I Scotland V MCC Clydesdale CC . Glasgow. llam.

FOOTBALL Saturday 10


3IAirdt'le V Aberdeen Broomfield, Airdrie. pm.

I Dundee UId V Celtic Tannadice Park.

Tannadice Street, Dundee. 3pm.

I Duntarrniine v Hearts East End Park

Dunfermline. 3pm



E GOALS . ~ 1%


Paul McStay will be sorely missed in Celtic’s opening games

While the rest at the magazine

develops an unhealthy iixation with the

Edinburgh Fringe, and with who is going to win the assorted Fringe Firsts and Perriers, the sports desk turns its attention to a rather more prized trophy.

The League Championship pennant

ilies over Ibrox at present, alter a tense

run-in to last year’s title. Come 10 August, the race is on again, and though the bookies would have you believe there’s only one team in the hunt, Rangers’ memories oi last year will convince them they can’t aiiord to be complacent.

On paperthey are easily the most poweriul side, strengthened

considerably by the prestigious signing

oi the superb Soviet midiielder Alexei Mlkhaiiichenko (it'll be intriguing to

hear the songs they devise around that

name, and gauge the popularity ot the

I a

lirst Ian who shouts ‘Gimme an M'). Nevertheless, there are more than a lew questions to be posed about the team-spirit oi Rangers, which cannot be said about their nearest rivals Aberdeen, who have a uselul signing

themselves in the Dutchman Ten Caat.

The Dons might just lind themselves better adjusted to the peculiarities oi Scottish domestic soccer. For Celtic, under new manager Liam Brady, this could be a season ior adjusting and

rebuilding, although try telling the tans

that. Dundee United, despite having a

wealth oi talent at their disposal, could

be lacing another year at missed opportunities and inconsistencies to keep their manager, Jim ‘Laughing Boy’ McLean happy.

Anyway, just to get you laughing and arguing, here’s The List assessment oi

what the Premiertable will look like

come May. A risky prediction perhaps,

but that’s never stopped us belore, as the conietti oi torn-up betting slips surrounding this desk will testify. PREMIER LEAGUE


2) Rangers

3) Dundee United

4) Celtic


6) Motherwell

7) Airdrie

8) St Johnstone

9) Falkirk 10) Duniermline 11) Hibernian 12) St Mirren


I HibS V SI Mirren Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Rangers v St Johnstone Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Clydebank v Dundee Kilbowie Park: Clydebank. 3pm.

I Kilmarnock v Stirling Albion Rugby Park.

Kilmarnoek. 3pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v Raith Rovers Meadowbank Stadium. London Road, Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Morton V Partick TbiSIleCappielow Park . Greenock. 3pm.


I Albion Rovers v Arbroath Cliftonhiil, Coatbridge. 3pm.

I Clyde v East File Firhill, Firhili Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Cowdenbeath v Dueen oi the South Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Queen's Park v Dumbarton Hampan Park, Glasgow. 3pm.

Tuesday 13


I Airdrie V Hearts Broomfield. Airdrie. 7.30pm.

I Dundee UId V SI Mirren Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street, Dundee. 7.30pm.

I Dunlerrnline v Celtic East End Park. Dunlermline. 7.30pm.

I Hibs v St Johnstone Easter Road

i'Stadium, Albion Road, Edinburgh.

I I Rangers v Motherwell lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 7.30pm.


! I Clydebank v Raith Rovers Kilbowie Park, I Clydebank. 7.30pm.

I I Kilmamockv Hamilton Rugby Park.

' Kilmarnoek. 7.30pm.

I Morton V Stirling AlbionCappielow Park .

j Greenock. 7.30pm.

? Wednesday 14


I Falkirk V Aberdeen Brockville Park, 5 Falkirk. 7.30pm.


I Meadowbank v Partick Thistle

Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.

' Saturday 17


I Celtic V Falkirk Celtic Park, Gallowgate. ! Glasgow. 3pm.

I Hearts V Rangers Tynecastle Park,

' Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Motherwell v Hibemian Fir Park.

1 Motherwell. 3pm.

I St Mirren v Airdrie Love Street. Paisley.

' 3pm. FIRST DIVISION I I Ayrv Clydebank Somerset Park.

Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Dundee v Meadowbank Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hamilton v Morton Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Partick Thistle v KilmarnockFirhili. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers V Forlar Stark‘s Park, Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v MontroseAnnfieId. Stirling. 3pm.


I Alloa Athletic v Albion Rovers Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v Derwick Boghead. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I East Stirling v CowdenbeathFirs Park. Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Tuesday 20


I Dundee UId V Montrose Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 7.30pm.

I Hearts V Clydebank Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.

I Raith Rovers v MotherwelIStark‘s Park. Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 7.30pm.

Wednesday 21


I Dundee V Ayr Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 7.30pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v StJohnstone Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.

I Morton V Celtic Cappielow Park. Greenoek. 7.30pm.

I Clyde v Aberdeen Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 7.30pm.


I The 1991 Scottish Open Championship Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. 7. 15pm. An invited field of sixteen top stars battle for the title in one of the highlights of the season. Edinburgh's in-form Les Collins isthe current title-holder.


I Edinburgh Guli Monarchs v Peterborough Panthers Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. A Sunbrite League clash against the side that have an exciting new signing on show in Swede

Michael Blixt.


. I Glasgow Tigers v Peterborough Panthers

5 Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. 6.30pm. A Sunbrite League match for Tigers. and their turn to take on Peterborough.

; STOCK CAR RACING § Saturday 10

I Racing Racewall. Cowdenbeath. 7pm. Formula 2 and the Scottish Banger

; Championships are tonight's star


Saturday 17

I I Racing Racewall, Cowdenbeath. 7pm.

3 Assorted jalopies. saloons, hot-rods and

Minis bump and grind their way around the File track.

The List 9— 15 August 199191