I The big prize is getting tantalisineg close for Damon Hill. Alter his victory in the French Grand Prix last month, he sits a comfortable 25 points ahead oi Williams- Henault colleague Jacques Villeneuve. Most satisfying must be the 37 point advantage he holds over his greatest rival, defending champion Michael Schumacher. At Silverstone, Hill will be out to make up for last year’s fiasco when a collision with the German led to widespread condemnation oi the British driver, even leading to an apology irom Frank Williams in which he described Hill as ‘a prat’. Hill may be smashing records all over the place - he’s surpassed his iather’s championship points total - but gaining 10 points at the llorthamptonshire circuit will go a long way to bringing him the ultimate glory. (Brian Donaldson)
The British Grand Prix is at Silverstone on Sun 14 Jul.
Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Fixtures are correct at time of publication, but may be aliected by weather. Sports listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.
I Sri Chinmoy ioDltm lioad Hace Riccarton. Edinburgh. 7am. See Hit List.
BASEBALL Sunday 21
BRITISH BASEBALL LEAGUE SCOTTISH CONFERENCE
I Glasgow Comets v Tayside Cobras Linwood Sports Centre. Glasgow.
I Edinburgh Heivers v Dundee Dodgers Diamond Jubilee Park. Alyth.
For further information call the British Baseball Federation (Scottish Federation) on ()1382 668420.
EME— Friday 12-Sunday 14
I Woolwich Scottish Masters Westburn Park. Aberdeen. For tnore details on this tournament call ()l224 522475.
CRICKET Saturday 13
CALEDONIAN BOI- SCOTTISH CRICKET lEACIlE
I Arbroath United v Prestwlclt Lochlands Cricket Ground. Arbroath. lpm.
I Carlton V Freuchie Grange Loan. Edinburgh. lpm.
I Grange v Strathmore Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. lpm.
I Heriot’s FP v Aberdeenshlre
Goldenacre. Edinburgh. lpnr. I West Lothian v Watsonians migrant. Linlithgow. lpm.
CALEDONIAN SOI- SCOTTISH CRICKET LEAGUE
I Aberdeenshire v Carlton Morrringside Road. Aberdeen. lpm.
I Heriot’s F? V West Lothian Goldenacre. Edinburgh. lpm.
I Freuchie v Grange Cricket Ground. Freuchie. lpm.
I Strathmore v Arbroath United Lochside Road. Forfar. lpm.
I Watsonians v Prestwiclt M yreside Road. Edinburgh. lprrt.
For full details on the Scottish Cricket League. call the Scottish Cricket League Committee on ()131 538 1652.
CYCLING Saturday 13
I National Criterium Championship Kelvingrove Park. Glasgow. 2.30pm. The day has two events with the circuit race for under 16 boys arid girls opening proceedings and the senior contest beginning at 3pm. As the National Criterium enters its fourth year. Aberdeen’s Graham McGarrity will be defending his senior title. For more details. call 01463 791856.
Monday 15-Saturday 20
I Aberdeen international Football Festival Seaton Park. Donside Road. Aberdeen. l.30pm. For those who believe there is no such thing as the close season. here is more proof. Teams from Australia. USA. Europe and South Africa battle it
ottt with boys in the under 16 and 14 categories arid girls under 16. Each day's play will conclude at 8pm. For further information. call Arts and Recreation on (11224 522456.
Thursday 11-Saturday 13
I Scottish Dpen Carnoustie. The rltajor' evettt itt Scotland's golfing calendar enters its final stages with the victor lifting the trophy on Saturday afternoon. Top Scots involvement should come from Gordon Sherry. Sam Torrance attd Colili Morilgomer'ie. For more information. call the organisers on ()171 352 8888.
Saturdays and Sundays
I Highland Games For details on speciﬁc events and times. give the Scottish Games Association a ring on (ll-163 7830-10 and check ottt 'l'lrt' I.i.\'r's Days ()ul section.
W Saturday 13/Sunday 14
I Scottish Superprix 96 Krrockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfer'mline. 9.30am. See Hit List.
mamm- Saturday 20
I Duncan Plate Gordon Arms. i‘trclitil‘let‘. The summer season gets into full swing for (lﬁt'fillltltlln of the alternative bowls with the Duncan Plate. For rrrore information on the day's events. call the Scottish Pctanqtre Association on ()l786 470619.
I lnverclyde (Dpen) Shore Championships Firth of Clyde. For details on this event call the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers on ()131 317 7192.
Friday 12—Sunday 14
I Dpen Championships See Hit List.
TENNIS Sunday 14-Friday 19
I Scottish Equitable Grass Court Championships Dyvours Lawn Tennis Club. Edinburgh. With Wimbledon less than a distant tnernory. Scots fans have a chance to catch some racqueteering on their own doorstep with Dyvours opening its doors to men and women's singles. doubles arid mixed doubles. Starting times vary. with Monday and Tuesday off at 3.30pm. Wednesday at 5.30pm and Thursday getting under way at 4pm. The mixed doubles final happens on the Thursday. with all other denouements occurring on Friday when the umpire will utter ‘play' at lpm. For details ofthe' draw and other information. call the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association on 01312251284.
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I Scottish Superprirt 96 This two- day event is one ofthe undoubted highlights of the Scottish motorcycling year. Competitions include the Formula 1 Cup. SOOGP and Superbikes. F2 sidecars. Superbike 600s and Thunderbikes with riders challenging for British honours. Expect speeds to tip over the lSOmph limit. Ring 01383 723337 for info. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. Sal I 3/Surr l4. 9.30am. ATNLETICS FII Sri Chinmoy1ollttn Road Race Championships Approximately 60 runners are expected to take part in this twelve-hour time limit contest with Stephen Moore and Hilary Walker aiming to hold on to their titles. The event incorporates both British and Scottish Championships. with the men starting to come in around 2.15pm and the women at 3.30pm. For more details, call the Scottish Athletics Federation on 0131 317 7320. Rf('('(lr!()n. Edinburgh. Sun 2], 7am. ll Olympic Games One hundred years after the modern Olympiad began again in Athens. the world‘s greatest athletes descend on Atlanta. Track and ﬁeld events still rule the day, but there's always the chance to catch something unusual - softball. Greco- Roman wrestling or beach volleyball. anyone? Atlanta, Georgia and live on BBC TV. Fri l9Jul—Sun 4 Aug. SWIMMING FII Dpen Championships Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association is the only ofﬁcial outdoor swimming club and operates as the umbrella for the Open Championships. Friday‘s swimmers race the Double Tay from Broughty Ferry to Tayport and back, while Saturday’s contest sets off from Balmerino to Broughty Ferry pier. The ﬁnal day starts at Woodhaven with Wormit Boating Club the target. For further. information. call 01382 775312. Various venues. Fri [2, 8pm: Sat I3. 2.30pm; Sun 14. lpm.
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