Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport Listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.


Sunday 4

I Scottish Claymores v Frankiurt Galaxy Murrayfield Stadium. 220 1314. 3pm. £5—£20.


Saturday 3


I Fiie v Stirling County McKane Park. Dunfermline. 1pm.

I Strathmore County v Foriarshire Lochside Park. Forfar. lpm.

I Perthshire V Ayrshire North Inch. Gannochy Sports Pavilion. Perth. lpm. I West lothlan County v Clackmannan County Boghall. Edinburgh Road. Linlithgow. l m.

I Aberdeensfiire v Arbroath County Morningside Road. Mannofield. Aberdeen. lpm.


I Poloc v West oi Scotland Shawholm. Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. lpm. .'I llilmarnock v Clydesdale Kirkstyle. Little Bellsland Road, Kilmamock. 1pm. I Drumpellier V Ayr Langloan. Drumpellier Avenue. 1pm.

I Greenock v Ferguslie Glenpark. Brisbane Street. Greenock. lpm.

I Kelburne v llddlngston Whitehaugh. Barshaw Drive. Paisley. lpm.


I Falkland v Grange Scroggie Park, Falkland. 1pm.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Corstorphlne Raebum Place. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Stenhousemuir v Freuchie The Tryst. Tryst Road. Stenhousemuir. 1pm.

I Ileriot’s V Carlton Goldenacre. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Royal Iligh v Watsonlans East Bamton Avenue. Edinburgh. 1pm.

Saturday 10


I Perthshlre V Foriarshlre North Inch. Gannochy Sports Pavilion. Perth. lpm. I Aberdeenshlre V West lothlan County Momingside Road, Mannofield. Aberdeen. lpm.

I Clackmannan County v Ayrshire The Ams. Cambus Road, Alloa. lpm.

I Arbroath County v Flie Lochlands Cricket Ground. Keptie Road, Arbroath.


I Stirling County v Strathmore County Williamfield, Torbrex. Stirling. 1pm. HALL WESTERN UNION

I Ayr V Poloc Cambusdoon. Alloway.

Ayr. 1pm.

I IIddlngston v West oi Scotland Bothwell Castle Policies. Castle Avenue. Uddingston. 1pm.

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

~I Kelburne v 0mmpelller Whitehaugh. Barshaw Drive. Paisley. lpm.

I Illlmarnock v Greeuock Kirkstyle. Little Bellsland Road. Kilmamock. lpm.

Scots cricket players might be tempted to have a toke oi something strong and herbal beiore they play the most ieared cricket team in the world. The West Indies are like panthers, moving up on their prey beiore making a quick and incisive kill. There is no doubt that they are the most exciting team In the world and the Director oi Scottish cricket, Yorkshireman Jim Love, is relishing their third visit to Scotland.

‘It won’t be an easy game. They have some ilne players who are very exciting to watch and they play with such a passion; it really is enviable,’ says Love.

Love is certainly hoping that the West Indies will provide a carnival atmosphere ior the expected sell-out crowd oi 3500. He’s also hoping that the visitors’ sparkling play will inspire a iew more Scots to dream oi taking to the crease and belting out the runs. Although viewed as ephemeral, 12,000 people in Scotland thrill to the sound oi willow striking leather. This is a tiny number compared to the masses who ilock to iootball matches every Saturday but a sizeable minority nonetheless.

Love reckons that we are actually a lot better at the game then we give ourselves credit ior. Possibly our most iamous cricketing sons are Freuchie

The Scottish cricket team look likely to be hit ior six

who in 1985 won the British National Village Championship. Love’s higher aim though, is to see Scotland play in the World Cup beside the likes oi India 1 and Australia.

‘0ur yardstick is playing other

_. nations like ourselves. We are now

associate members oi the International Cricket Council and that means we play not against the proiessional test playing nations like England, but against other smaller nations like Holland and Kenya. We are quite near the top oi that list oi 22 and I would hope that we could qualify ior the next World Cup. We still have some work to do because even us playing the English Counties lust now is like Gala Fairydean playing Bangers.’

Extending the slmlle a little iurther, ior West Indies read Brazil. Surely they are going to wipe the iloor with us? love likes to hope otherwise: ‘0ur boys will be trying as best they can. We are looking ior a respectable scoreline which shows that we gave them a good contest. Can we win? It’s unlikely but it’s not unheard oi and anything is possible isn’t it?’ (Philip Dorward)

Scotland v West Indies at Grange Cricket Club, Raebum Place, Stockbrldge, Edinburgh. Titan 15 June. 10.45am. £8 (£3) irom Scottish Cricket llnion, Caledonia Ilouse, South Gyle, Edinburgh, 317 7247 or Altken and lllven, 79 George Street, Edinburgh, 2251461.


I Falkland V Corstorphine Scroggie Park. Falkland. lpm.

I Grange v Ileriot’s Raebum Place. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Watsonlans v Edinburgh Academicals Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh.


I Carlton v Stenhousemuir Grange Loan. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Freuchie v Royal lllgh Muir Road. Freuchie. lpm.

Thursday 15


I Scotland V West Indies Grange Cricket

'Club. Raebum Place. Stockbridge.

Edinburgh. 10.45am. £8 (£3) from Scottish Cricket Union. Caledonia House. South Gyle, Edinburgh. 317 7247 or Aitken and Niven. 79 George Street. Edinburgh. 225 I461. The West Indies bring their flamboyant playing style to Scotland for a one day. fifty-five over match.

I Race Days Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.

GYMNASTICS Friday 9—Saturday 10

I Glasgow Gymnastics Development Scheme Annual Competition Kelvin Hall Intemational Sports Arena. Argyle Street. 357 2525. 7pm Fri. 10am Sat. £1 (50p). The fourth City of Glasgow Gymnastics Club Annual Competition bounces. rolls and somersaults into life this weekend. The contest is floor and vaults based and last year it attracted some 250 hopefuls.

Friday 2 I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 2pm. Flat racing.

Saturday 3

I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 2.25pm. Flat racing.

MOTORCAR RACING ' Friday 2-Sunday 4

I lntematlonal Rally Information: 0141 221 3850. Starts North Inch. Perth. 4pm. The forests of central Scotland will be roaring with the sound of throbbing engines this weekend as around 150 souped-up mean machines rip through the

dirt tracks. Over the three days the

competitors will head down to Dumfries and then drive through the night back to Perth with the first cars expected to arrive around 1 pm.

Sunday 4

I British Car Racing and Scottish International Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. By Dunfermline. Fife. 01383 622090. lpm. £6 (£3). A race/rally stage day with ProSport 3000.

Sunday 11

I Scottish Championship Motorcycle Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. By Dunfermline. Fife. 01383 622090. lpm. £6. Two wheels good. four wheels bad is the motto this weekend with 125 and 250 Supersport. 600 and the Regal 600 Series.


Sunday 4

I Glasgow Tigers v Cradley Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613 1552. 6.30pm. £7.50 including race card. £3.50 for kids and OAPs.

Sunday 14

I Glasgow Tigers v Hull Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613 1552. 7.15pm. £7.50 including race card. £3.50 for kids and OAPs.

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