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


Sunday 7

I Scottish Claymores v London Monarchs Murrayfield Stadium. 220 1314. 3pm. £5—£2(). We may have been pipped at the post for the Grand Slam but this is a chance to salvage some respect against perfidious Albion. Or maybe not.

CRICKET . Saturday 6


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

I Perthshire v Clackmannan County North Inch. Gannochy Sports Pavilion. Perth. 1pm.

I Ayrshire V Fife Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. 1pm.

I Arbroath County v Forfarshire Lochlands Cricket Ground. Keptie Road. Arbroath. 1pm.

I Stirling County v West Lothian County Williamfield. Torbrex. Stirling. lpm. HALL WESTERN UNION

I Clydesdale v Drumpelier Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. lpm.

I llddingston v Greenock Bothwell Castle Policies. Castle Avenue. Uddingston. lpm.

I Ayr v West of Scotland Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. lpm.

I Poloc v Ferguslie Shawholm. Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. lpm.

I ltilmarnock v Kelburne Kirkstyle. Little Bellsland Road. Kilmamock. 1pm. RYDEN EASTERN LEAGUE

I Falkland V lleriot’s Scroggie Park. Falkland. 1pm.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Stenhousemuir Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Watsonians v Freuchie Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Corstorphine v Carlton Union Park. Carricknowe Parkway. Edinburgh. lpm. I Grange v Royal lligh Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. lpm.

Saturday 13


I West lothlan County v Arbroath County Boghall. Edinburgh Road. Linlithgow.

1 m.

IpForlarshire v Ayrshire Forthill. Fintry Place. Brougth Ferry. Dundee. 1pm.

I Flfe V Perthshlre Mc Kane Park. Dunfermline. lpm.

I Aberdeenshire v Stirling County Momingside Road. Mannofield. Aberdeen. lpm.

I Clackmannan County v Strathmore County The Arns. Cambus Road. Alloa.



I Ferguslie V Ayr Meikleriggs. Corsebar Road. Paisley. 1pm.

I Drumpelier v Kilmamock Langloan. Drumpellier Avenue. lpm.

I Clydesdale v llddlngston Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. lpm.

I West of Scotland v Kelbume Hamilton


Football and footballers are on one of their occasional forays from their

5 traditional habitat in sports pages

onto the front pages. The nefarious

otf-the-ball skills and pastimes of

Cantona, Paul Mercer and Grobbelar have all rated lront page splashes, raising questions about the integrity of the players and the game itself.

So what? Sportsmen’s private and public lives always have and always will be easy and legitimate prey for the media, but they’re ten a penny. Only when the player’s rise to fame has been meteoric and his downfall equally precipitous does the story assume the proportions of a Greek tragedy and become a truly fascinating spectacle. Diego Maradona is one such player and Channel 4’s True Stories team is broadcasting a documentary about the man, the myth and the nose candy.

The leature-length documentary follows the fortunes of a young, fresh- faced Maradona emerging from the slums of Buenos Aires to his World Cup triumphs and audiences with the Pope, followed swiftly by allegations of Mafia links, coke snorting and all- night brothel sessions. The strength of this documentary is that it looks behind the tabloid stories and examines Maradona’s career in a broader context. llis marriage to his

Champ or scamp? long term live-in lover in Buenos Aires’

most prestigious cathedral, with his two daughters as bride’s maids did little to endear him to Argentina’s

, conservative Catholic establishment.

While this goes some way to explaining his fall from grace, it

certainly wasn’t the stuff of headlines

on this side of the Atlantic.

The filmmakers have made no attempt to judge Maradona, rather they’ve let the facts speak for themselves. As Maradona says: ‘liow can they judge me when they have never experienced the highs and lows that l have?’ Enough said. (Jonathan Trew)

True Stories: Maradona is broadcast on Channel 4 at 9.30pm on Thursday 18 May.

Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. lpm.

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


I Carlton v Watsonians Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Freuchie v Edinburgh Academicals Muir Road. Freuchie. lpm.

I Stenhousemuir v Falkland The Tryst. Tryst Road. Stenhousemuir. lpm.

I Royal High v lleriot’s East Barnton Avenue. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Grange v Corstorphine Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. lpm.


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


Saturday 6


I Aberdeen v Dundee United Pittotln'e Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. I Motherwell v Kilmarnoclt Firpark. Motherwell. 3pm.

I liibs V llearts Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Partick Thistle V Falltirk Firhill Park. 80 Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Celtic V Rangers Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Ayr United v Stranraer Somerset Park. Tryfield Place. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clydebank v St Mirren Kilbowie Park, Arran Place. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Dundee v St Johnstone Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Dunfennline Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Airdie v Hamilton Broadwood Stadium.

Cumbernauld. 3pm.


I DOS V Berwick Rangers Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm. I Morton V Dumbarton Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Meadowbank Ochilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir. 3pm.

I Brechin V East Fife Glebe Park. Trinity

Road. Brechin. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion V Clyde Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Saturday 13


I Falkirk v Aberdeen Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Kilmarnock v llibs Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Hearts V Motherwell Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Dundee United v Celtic Tannadice Park. Dundee. 3pm.

I Rangers v Partick Thistle lbrox. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Stranraer V Dundee Stair Park. London Road. Stranraer. 3pm.

I llamilton v Raith Rovers Firhill Park. 80 Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I St Mirren V Ayr United St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Airdrie McDiarmid Park. Crief Road. Perth. 3pm.

I Dunfennline v Clydebank East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I Berwiclt Rangers v Brechin Shielfield Park. Tweedmouth. Berwick-upon-Twecd.

3 m.

IpStirling Albion v Dumbarton Forthbank Stadium. Sprinkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v East Fife Ochilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir.

3 m.

IpOOS V Clyde Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm.

I Meadowbanlt V Morton Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

Wednesday 10

I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 1.55pm. Flat racing.


Sunday 14

I Scottish Championship Motorcycle Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. By Dunfennline. Fife. 01383 622090. 1pm. £6 (£3). Time for some two-wheel mean machine action. The classes are 125 and 250 Supersport. 600 and the Regal 600 Series.


Friday 5

I Edinburgh Monarchs v Eastbourne Eagles Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 556 3979. 7.15pm. £7.50 including race card; concs for children and OAPs. Eastbourne are probably favourites for for the first Premier League championship. Martin Dugard leads the way for them

Sunday 7

I Glasgow Tigers v Poole Pirates Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. G1asgow.613 1552. 7.15pm. £7.50 including race card; concs for children and OAPs. Poole were Division One Champions last year and with Jason Crump. Lars Gunnestad and Steve . Schot'ield they must be front runners in the new league.

Sunday 14

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

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