The sporting week ahead

OXTON BORDER GAMES: Saturday, July 23 At Justicehall Haugh (1pm).

MATT PURDIE TROPHY: Monday, July 25 Border Seniors v Midlothian at West Linton BC.

D. R. LIGHTBODY BORDER BOWLING LEAGUE: Monday, July 25 Division One, Gala v Earlston; Melrose v Ancrum; Abbotsford v Kelso; Wilton v Waverley. Division Two, Newtown v Peebles; Selkirk v Hawick; Jedburgh v St Ronans; Lauder v Buccleuch. Division Three, Waverley B v Abbotsford B; Kelso B v Wilton B; Ettrick Forest v Stow; Hawick B v Gala B.

BORDER BOWLING SENIORS LEAGUE: Tuesday, July 26 Newtown v Earlston/Melrose; Buccleuch v Abbotsford; Wilton v Kelso; Gala v Peebles; Jedburgh v Hawick.

NATIONAL FINALS: Wednesday, July 27 to Sunday, July 31 At Northfield, Ayr. Borders representatives from Earlston, Melrose, Chirnside, Tweedmouth, Peebles, Selkirk, Lauder, Broughton & District, Jedburgh and Berwick. Good luck all.

INTER CLUB MATCH: Saturday, July 23 – Braidwood SC v East Lothian Gun Club at Braidwood Sporting Clays near Midlem (12.30pm).

BORDERS 20/20 CUP: Thursday, July 21 – Gala v Selkirk (6pm). Wednesday, July 27 – Melrose v Gala (6pm).

MURGITROYD T20 SOUTH GROUP FINAL: Friday, July 22 Gala v Dumfries (6pm).

LEAGUE CUP: Saturday, July 23 Gala v Hawick; Langholm v Melrose; Selkirk v St Boswells (1.30pm).

ROWAN BOLAND UNDER-11 MEMORIAL TROPHY (& PLATE): Sunday, July 24 Plate Final, Gala v Kelso (10.30am); Trophy Final, Melrose v Biggar/Peebles (12.45pm). At Meigle Park.

BORDER RESERVE LEAGUE: Sunday, July 24 Kelso v Manderston; Selkirk v Gala; Melrose v Hawick; Langholm v St Boswells (1.30pm).

BORDERS UNDER-13S LEAGUE: Wednesday, July 27 – St Boswells v Melrose; Manderston v Kelso; Gala v Biggar/Peebles; Selkirk v Hawick (6pm).

MOUNTAIN BIKE MARATHON SERIES: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 – On Saturday the CycleOps Power Road Sportive will have an open start between 8.30am – 10.00am from the Selkirk RFC while on Sunday the MTB Marathon will start at approximately10am also at the rugby club. More details on page 25.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES: Saturday, July 23 Vale of Leithen v Bonnyrigg Rose; Hawick Royal Albert v Mid-Annandale. Tuesday, July 26 – Newtongrange Star v Vale of Leithen (7pm).

KNOCK-OUT CUP QUARTER FINAL (1ST LEG): Saturday, July 23 – Berwick Bandits v Glasgow Tigers (7pm).