The sporting week ahead

LANGHOLM COMMON RIDING GAMES: Friday, July 29 At Castleholm (1.30pm).

MATT PURDIE TROPHY: Monday, August 1 Border Seniors v Fife at Abbeyview BC.

BORDER BOWLING SENIORS LEAGUE: Tuesday, August 2 Earlston/Melrose v Buccleuch; Newtown v Wilton; Abbotsford v Gala; Kelso v Jedburgh; Peebles v Hawick.

D. R. LIGHTBODY BORDER BOWLING LEAGUE: Wednesday, August 3 Division One: Gala v Melrose; Kelso v Waverley; Abbotsford v Ancrum; Wilton v Earlston. Division Two: Newtown v Selkirk; St Ronans v Buccleuch; Jedburgh v Hawick; Lauder v Peebles. Division Three: Waverley B v Kelso B; Stow v Gala B; Ettrick Forest v Wilton B; Hawick B v Abbotsford B.

BORDER BAKERY CUP; GROUSE VETERAN CUP; FINDLAY LADIES CUP; GRAEME MOWITT JUNIOR CUP: Sunday, July 31 – At Braidwood Sporting Clays near Midlem (entries close 12.30pm).

BORDER 20/20 CUP: Thursday, July 28 – Melrose v Gala (6pm).

BORDER LEAGUE: Saturday, July 30 – Hawick v Melrose; St Boswells v Kelso; Gala v Selkirk (1.30pm).

BORDER RESERVE LEAGUE: Sunday, July 31 – Langholm v Berwick; Hawick v Kelso; Selkirk v Melrose; Gala v St Boswells (1.30pm).

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES: Saturday, July 23 – Kirriemuir Thistle v Vale of Leithen (2pm); North Shields v Gala Fairydean (3pm).

PREMIER LEAGUE: Saturday, July 30 – Berwick Bandits v Newcastle Diamonds (7pm).

THE DURTY TRIATHLON: Saturday, July 30 – At St Mary’s Loch. Long Hard Durty (Scott X-Tri and Scottish Cross Championship) (2.30pm). Short Fast Durty (3.30pm). Expected first finishers approx 4.30-4.45pm. Prizegiving 7-8pm, Ceilidh from 8pm. Full preview on page 28.