Arbroath United v Aberdeenshire Lochlands Cricket Ground. Arbroath. l lam.
Grange v Heriot's FP Racburn Place. Edinburgh. llam.
RHSM V Carlton lnverleith. Edinburgh. 1 Iain.
Strathmore v Stirling County Lochside Road. Forfar. llatn.
West Lothian v Freuchie Boghall. Linlithgow. llatn.
Aberdeen v Raith Rovers Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. Dundee United v Hearts Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. Dunfermline v Kilmarnock East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. Hibs V Celtic Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
Rangers v Motherwell lbrox Stadiuttt. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.
East Fife V Airdrie Bayview Park. Wellesley Road. Methil. 3pm.
Morton V Dundee C‘appielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.
Partick Thistle v Falkirk Eirhill Park.
Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by da . Fixtures are correct at time o publication, but ma be affected by weather. Sports listIn s compiled by Brian
Celtic Tri-Country International Sat 3. Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. A three-way battle of the Celts in junior attd cadet categories. Full details from the organiser on ()l3l 3 I7 7260.
CRICKET Friday 2 BENSON AND aeoces cur
Scotland v Durham County l.oclisitle Park. Forfar. l lam.
Saturday 5 I-‘irhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. SCOTTISH CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION St Johnstone V St Mirren Mcl)iarmid ONE Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.
Stirling Albion v Clydebank Fortltbank Stadium. Sprinkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.
Scottish Women's Cup Final Broadwtxxl Stadium. (‘umbernauld I-‘or fttll information on teams. times and tactics give the S\\'I-'.-\ a buzz. on ()IJI
Aberdeenshire v Grange Morningside Road. Aberdeen. llatn.
Arbroath United v Strathmore Lochlands Cricket Ground. Arbroath.
Carlton v West Lothian Grange Loan. Edinburgh. l lam.
Heriot’s FP V RHSM Goldenacre. Edinburgh. llam.
Stirling County v Freuchie I 353 1162. Williamlleld. Stirling. l lam. ‘ E Saturday 10
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SRU Tennents Cup Final Edinburgh: Murrayfield, Sat 10 May.
Though hardly ranking with the garishness of the Channel 5 or Irn Bru taxi ads making their way across the cities of the nation, you may have spotted the odd bus or two going by with five blokes staring down at you menacingly through their shades. No, they're not advertising cinematic gangland slayings but the ’ruckfest' known as the SRU Tennents Cup Final at Murrayfield. And this year, there is an assorted array of entertainment before the big event gets rolling - the match between Boroughmuir and
A tenner gets you seats for three games of rugby — the Shield, Bowl and SRU Tennents Finals — live music, roving entertainers, merchandise stalls, face painters and the like. Worried about what on earth to do with the kids while you’re relishing the lineouts and scrums? Fear not, as there is a creche and a kids’ fun zone for the scamps to roam around in.
Once the RAF Falcons have delivered the match ball, the two finalists for the big prize will be kicking off at 3pm, with Boroughmuir and Melrose getting there after convincing victories in the semi's. Meggetland witnessed Muir’s 45-0 demolition job over the hapless Heriot’s, largely orchestrated by Dougie Wyllie and Sean Lineen, while Melrose kept their charge for the League and Cup double alive after an overly physical battle with Kirkcaldy.
Whatever happens on the pitch, the SRU appears to have realised, perhaps on the back of the Claymores’ success, that the sport can no longer be just a game in this corporate age but an essential part of the entertainment
industry. (Brian Donaldson)
(‘up l-‘inal dress rehearsal most people predicted but in all likelihood a ItIeaningless end of season clash with all eyes firmly fixed on the long-term future of both.
Hearts v Rangers Ty Iiecastle l’ark. (iorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. ()riginal thoughts on this match were that it would be changed to Murraylield due to its significance and the demand expected. This is Rangers last competitive match prior to their next assault on Champions League glory.
Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Rttgby I’ark. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. Killie's last match before the (‘up Final and an
I opportunity. Iiot only for long-awaited i silverware. bttt for a European voyage to remember. .»\berdeen will want to see the Q back of the 96/97 season quicker than
most with Roy .-\itken being another man whose future is under a cloud.
Motherwell v Dunfermline t-‘ir l’at'k.
l-‘Irpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm. Ales .‘\lcl.etsh's Iob could be on the line here with the possibility of a play-off tussle with :\ll‘(ll‘lt‘ having sent shivers down the collecti\ e spine of the Mr l’ark faithful. Raith Rovers V Ribs Starks Park. l’t'att
' Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. Relegated Raitlt
meet a team w lltisc season has been nothing short of disastrous after such a healthy opening.
Airdrie v St Johnstone Broatlwtmtl
‘ Stadium. (‘umbernauld 3pm. Clydebank v East Fife Hogltctttl Park.
Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.
Dundee v Stirling Albion l)ens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.
Falkirk V Morton Brtickville Park. Hope Street. I-‘alkirk. 3pm.
St Mirren v Partick Thistle St Mitten Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.
: S.H.U. District Cup Finals Sat I l/Stm
I3. l-‘or full details on the climax to the
season. call the Scottiin Hockey Union on ()l3l 650 S l 70.
Race Meeting Thurs S. 2pm. Hamilton I’ark Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. rm the latest news on the runners atid riders. give the course a call on (H698 283806.
Scottish Championship Motorcycle Racing Sun ll. lpm. Knockhill Racing (’ircuit. by Dunfermline. Today's action revolves around the unique 5()-Iap. two- driver race with all the usual exciting pitstops for driver changeovers. (‘all the ventte on (I | 383 723337 for more details.
Scottish Netball Association Scottish Cup Final Sun 4. Bell's Sports ('entte. l’ct‘lh. l'iUl' all the stuff on the hoop dreams on array here. call the Scottish
Netball Association on (ll-II 570 JON).
Tennents Scottish Cup Final Sat 10. Murrayfteld Staditttn. Edinburgh. 3pm. While the rugger gets underway at 3pm. there‘s a wltole lot of fttn going on down beforehand. See panel.
Glasgow Tigers v Newcastle Diamonds Sun-1. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen. (3.30pm.
Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs Sun I I. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen. (i.3()pm. The battle of the
Scottish big two with admission at £6 for adults and £3 for the weans and oldies.