The sporting week ahead

BLBS AILSA TROPHY MATCH: Saturday, June 4 – At Thirladean, first arrows loosed at 11am. Ettrick Forest Archers host this prestigious competition, open to longbow archers from Scotland and all-Ireland. This will be contested over a Western Round.

BLBS CELTIC NATIONS CLOUT: Sunday, June 5 – At Thirladean, first arrows loosed at 11am. The club keeps hold of its guests from across the Irish Sea as they also host this double clout round, to which archers from Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Isle of Man and Cumbria are also invited. It is hoped the Scots will do as well as last year, where they won both the senior and junior titles. Spectators will be made most welcome on both days.

EARLSTON BORDER GAMES: Saturday, June 4 – At The Haugh (1pm). See story above and panel on right for marks.

JS CRAWFORD MELROSE FUN RUN: Sunday, June 5 – Starting at St Mary’s School, Melrose (from 12 noon). The 5km (3 mile) route is suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs. Further information at

HAMILTON TROPHY SERIES: Saturday, June 4 – Borders v Midlothian at Waverley BC.

BORDER BOWLING SENIOR LEAGUE: Tuesday, June 7 – Earlston/Melrose v Wilton; Buccleuch v Gala; Newtown v Jedburgh; Abbotsford v Hawick; Kelso v Peebles.

D. R. LIGHTBODY BORDER LEAGUE: Wednesday, June 8 – Division A, Earlston v Gala; Ancrum v Melrose; Waverley v Wilton; Kelso v Abbotsford. Division B, Peebles v Newtown; Hawick v Selkirk; Buccleuch v Lauder; St Ronans v Jedburgh. Division C, Abbotsford B v Waverley B; Wilton B v Kelso B; Gala B v Hawick B; Stow v Ettrick Forest.

CAVERS QUAICH & ARCH PATTERSON JUNIOR TROPHY: Sunday, June 5 – At Braidwood Sporting Clays, near Midlem (entries close 12.30pm). All welcome.

BORDER 20/20 CUP: Thursday, June 2 – Hawick v Kelso; Selkirk v Melrose (6pm).

NATIONAL UNDER-15S KNOCK-OUT CUP: Friday, June 3 – The Borders remaining Under-15s team, Gala CC, travel to Edinburgh to take on an SMRH outfit that boast a few Borderers for a place in the Quarter Finals.

BORDER LEAGUE: Saturday, June 4 – Hawick v St Boswells; Gala v Langholm; Kelso v Melrose (1.30pm).

BORDER RESERVE LEAGUE: Sunday, May 1 – Melrose v St Boswells; Selkirk v Kelso; Langholm v Hawick; Manderston v Berwick (1.30pm).

UNDER 10S CRICKET FESTIVAL: Sunday, June 5 – At Shedden Park, Kelso (10am). Teams should register before hand. For full details of all festivals and registration contact Neil Cameron 07785 371936.

COLTS LEAGUE: Monday, June 6 – Borders Women v Kelso Manderston; Gala v St Boswells; Hawick/Selkirk v Biggar/Peebles (6pm).

UNDER-13S LEAGUE: Wednesday, June 8 – Melrose v St Boswells; Kelso v Manderston; Biggar/Peebles v Gala; Hawick v Selkirk.

WALLS CUP FINAL: Friday, June 3 – Tweeddale Rovers v Eyemouth at Gordon (6.45pm).

SANDERSON CUP FINAL: Friday, June 3 – Peebles Rovers Reserves v Hearts of Liddesdale at Ancrum (6.45pm).

WADDELL CUP: Saturday, June 4 – Gordon v Pencaitland (2pm).

CAMERON GUNN MEMORIAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL: Sunday, June 5 – At Netherdale. Under-8 to Under-12 events from 1pm; Under-13s Cup final, Hawick v Kelso (1pm); Under-14s Cup final, Gala Fairydean v Peebles (3pm); Under-17s Cup final, Greenlaw v Hawick (3pm). More details on page 25.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Saturday, June 4 – Berwick Bandits v Sheffield Tigers at Shielfield Park (7pm).