Scotland’s senior men’s basketball team played three challenge games against Luxembourg in Luxembourg over the weekend and emerged with one win, a narrow defeat and a lot of credit as they start to prepare for next year’s Euro C Championships against a team who will contest Euro B.
Edinburgh & Leith are back in business after battling both the elements and a competitive Stirling County East team to beat the visitors 124-112 in the Scottish Cities & Counties bowls match at Bainfield.
Jen Taylor of the Capital-based Velo Ecosse team chalked up an impressive win in the Scottish Women’s Road Race Championships in Aberdeenshire yesterday, writes COLIN RENTON.
TEENAGE Musselburgh snooker star Ross Muir will play on World Snooker’s Professional Tour next season after sensationally qualifying this weekend from Q School at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield.
SLATEFORD carry the Edinburgh banner in The Co-operative Funeralcare-sponsored Scottish Inter-County Top Ten Championship and launch their bid for the bowls title with home advantage against Kingswood of Glasgow in tomorrow’s first round (2pm).
AMATEUR boxer Lewis Benson will not allow the disappointment of missing out on next month’s European Championships to affect his performances in the ring as he bids for gold in Bosnia.1 comment
EDINBURGH & LEITH set out to repair the damage of an opening-match defeat and hope to have beefed up the strength of their team with the introduction of Darren Hush (Carrick Knowe) and Derek Smith (Parkside) against Stirling County East in their Scottish Cities & Counties bowls game at Bainfield tomorrow.
TEENAGER Duncan Anderson has earned a place in Heriot’s line-up for an East Premiership clash at Arbroath tomorrow after one of the more unusual cricketing “centuries” compiled last weekend.
PLYMOUTH Devils have made something of a hellish start to their 2013 speedway campaign. They have won just one of their six competitive matches so far, but they make the long trek north to face Edinburgh Monarchs at Armadale tonight with an extremely good looking team on paper – one which Monarchs will not take lightly.2 comments
THREE former City of Edinburgh riders are set to battle it out for their professional teams in the women’s event at the Scottish Road Race Championships in Aberdeenshire on Sunday.
Not only will it be his home Scotland cricket debut against Pakistan at Raeburn Place tomorrow but, for Yorkshire-based seamer Iain Wardlaw, an opening delivery will be the first-ever bowled by him in earnest north of the Border.
Spearheaded by two close friends, Edinburgh Handball Club’s future is driven by a continental flair.
Musselburgh snooker ace Ross Muir comfortably secured his place in the second round of Event 2 of Q School in his bid to turn professional at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, writes MICHAEL GALLACHER.
Queensberry have thrown an early spanner in the works by pulling off an incredible 7-2 victory over strong title favourites Craigentinny in last night’s second round of fixtures in Division 1 of the Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League.
West LOTHIAN always expect a tough battle when they meet Borders in the East section of the Hamilton Trophy and their latest clash in The Scottish Cities and Counties Bowls Championship went right down to the wire in a 124-123 thriller at Newbridge.
Woman’s bowling in the Capital took a groundbreaking step forward last night with the Edinburgh Bowling League launching an all-female competition for the first time since the league was formed 17 years ago, writes STEWART MEIKLE.
Capital cyclist James McCallum will be looking to chalk up his first success of 2013 when he heads the home challenge in tonight’s opening round of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Kirkcaldy, writes COLIN RENTON.
Edinburgh’s Craig Howieson narrowly missed out on a place in the main draw at the World Individual Table Tennis Championships in Paris last night when he finished second in his qualifying group.
Life at the top is no bed of roses as Edinburgh & Leith bowlers discovered with last season’s national runners-up in the Hamilton Trophy suffering defeat in the opening East section match of the Scottish Cities & Counties Championship.
Richard FAHEY has already saddled three winners at Musselburgh this new flat season and he can add a double on the East Lothian track today.
Edinburgh Judo Club’s Sarah Adlington returned from her 12-month injury nightmare to claim a silver medal at the British Judo Open in London yesterday.
Grange II, Murrayfield DAFS and Carlton II all remained unbeaten in cricket’s East One league over the weekend.
Capital cyclist Evan Oliphant has moved clear at the head of the British Cycling Premier Calendar Series after finishing 15th in yesterday’s University of Lincoln Grand Prix.
Fearless Freddie Coleman came of age as a Saltires batsman to provide hope going into their one-day cricket internationals with Pakistan in Edinburgh this coming Friday and Sunday.
Carlton received a boost ahead of Saturday’s home derby encounter with arch-rivals Barclays Grange when they launched their East Premiership campaign with a comfortable victory over newly promoted SMRH at Grange Loan.
New Celtic cruiserweight boxing champion Stephen Simmons is already plotting his next title fight after comfortably beating Michael Sweeney at the Emirates Arena during Saturday night’s Fighting Pride of Scotland show, writes NEIL McGLADE.
Granton’s Craig MacGillivray made it a “Magnificant Seven” Scottish snooker titles this season when he won the Scottish Masters National Championship yesterday, defeating Stirling’s Jim Rushforth 5-2 at The Locarno Snooker Club in Edinburgh.
Bathgate’s Paul di Resta maintained his strong start to the 2013 Formula One season with a seventh-place finish in the Spanish Grand Prix.1 comment
Port SETON captured the Scottish Inter-County Top Title for East Lothian in 2007 and the reigning champions of “The Garden County” are back in the limelight launching their bid for the Co-operative Funeralcare-sponsored 2013 crown away to their Angus counterparts Arbroath in tomorrow’s prelim round action.
TwICE European Under-23 judo champion Sarah Adlington (Edinburgh Club) will make her first competitive appearance for over a year following injury when the British Championships continue tomorrow in Crawley, writes BILL LOTHIAN.
Cameron Leeder has travelled across the world to follow in the cricketing footsteps of his father, Chic, by coaching RH Corstorphine in the East First Division this season.
Defending champion Bruce Croall wasted no time in imposing himself when the opening round of the Meadowbank National Track Cycling League took place last night.
Edinburgh’s Martin Campbell got a first-class honours degree in maths and management from Loughborough Univerity last year – now his focus is on excelling at badminton.
the 16th year of the Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League swings into action tonight, with the top of the bill attraction in Division 1 featuring a clash between last season’s top two teams, namely champion’s Parkside and runners up Craigentinny.
Edinburgh’s Doug Kempsell left Amsterdam empty-handed as Scotland once again had to settle for fourth place at the European Team Squash Championships.
Edinburgh’s Sally Conway won a bronze medal in the Under-70kg event at the Baku Grand Slam in Azerbaijan.
INVERLEITH WOMEN’S one-year stay in hockey’s top flight ended yesterday when they were edged 2-1 by Kelburne in a re-arranged game.
City of Edinburgh fought back to defeat Edinburgh Lions 53-49 to retain basketball’s Lothian Cup at Portobello High School on Saturday, while Comets beat Midlothian Saints 49-42 to take the women’s cup.
SALTIRES skipper Preston Mommsen’s 60 not out and a flurry of early wickets were not enough to stop Hampshire winning by five wickets and securing their second Yorkshire Bank 40 victory in three days.
Capital cyclist Evan Oliphant extended his fine run of form when he posted two podium finishes over the weekend.
Calum Burrell made a spectacular debut for Grange II on Saturday, hitting 106 not out batting number eight to help his side to a convincing home win over Dunfermline in East One.
Carlton’s teenagers once again took top billing on Saturday to help their side to a third Scottish Cup win on the spin.
EDINBURGH’S Doug Kempsell suffered his first loss of the week as Scotland went down 3-0 to France in last night’s semi-final at the European Team Squash Championships in Amsterdam.
SCOTLAND are on the look-out for the next generation of beach volleyball talent as the new outdoor season looms.
EDINBURGH City Lacrosse Club underlined their supremacy in the Scottish National League by securing their third consecutive league championship title.
Edinburgh’s Doug Kempsell was rested yesterday as Scotland made it through to tonight’s semi-finals at the European Team Squash Championships in Amsterdam.
Six-times national champions East Lothian have been quick off their mark to name their line-up for their opening Scottish Counties Championship fixture against West Fife at Polson Park on Saturday, May 11.
Just back from three weeks altitude training at Font Romeu in France, where he was training so hard he did not even have a break to celebrate his 21st birthday, Lasswade track star Guy Learmonth will open his outdoor season in the British Universities Championships at Bedford this weekend.
Hammer-thrower Kimberley Reed (EAC) has turned to Scotland’s men’s record-holder Chris Black for coaching advice.
Hamish GARDINER and teenager Chayank Gosain will take to the field at Grange Loan for Carlton’s Scottish Cup encounter with West of Scotland with a spring in their step, having made their respective debuts for Scotland A this week.
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