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ST RONANS BORDER GAMES: Saturday, July 21 – At Victoria Park (2pm). See page 26 for preview.

BORDER SENIORS LEAGUE: Tuesday, July 24 – Gala v Peebles; Selkirk/Ettrick Forest v Jedburgh; Abbotsford v Buccleuch; Earlston/Melrose v Newtown; Hawick v Kelso.

BORDER FIRST DIVISION: Monday, July 23 – Abbotsford v Wilton; Ancrum v Melrose; Jedburgh v Earlston; Gala v Kelso; Hawick v Waverley.

BORDER SECOND DIVISION: Monday, July 23 – Newtown v Ettrick Forest; St Ronan’s v Lauder; Selkirk v Stow; Buccleuch v Peebles.

BORDER B LEAGUE: Monday, July 23 – Wilton v Gala; Kelso v Abbotsford; Waverley v Hawick.

NATIONAL BOWLING FINALS: Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29 – At Northfield, Ayr. Borders’ qualifiers: Ladies’ pairs – Gail Moffat & Denise Kellett (Earlston); gents’ pairs – Craig Martin & Ross Nichol (Gordon); ladies’ triples – Anne Forsyth, Moira Blyth, Gail Lindores (Galashiels); gents’ triples – Gordon Scott, Stuart Skeldon, Colin Skeldon (Ancrum); ladies’ senior fours – Liz Clark, Ann Jarvie, Liz McKenzie, Marion Bower (Peebles); gents’ senior fours – Jimmy Effingham, Peter Tait, Jimmy Barnett, George Douglass (Spittal); gents’ singles – Alistair White (Kelso); ladies’ singles – Margaret Aitken (Melrose); gents’ junior singles – Ryan Thorburn (Gala Waverley); gents’ fours – Craig Brown, Mike Patterson, Neil McNally, Kenny Johnstone. ladies’ fours – Jean Ervine, Mabel Dick, Ann Gilfillan, Irene Watters (Jedburgh). Live updates from the finals can be found at and our Twitter @SReporter and Facebook pages. Good luck to all.

BORDER 20/20 CUP: Thursday, July 19 – Selkirk v Gala (6pm).

EAST LEAGUES: Saturday, July 21 – Division Two, Boroughmuir v St Boswells. Division Three, RHCorstorphine II v Gala. Division Four, Falkland II v Kelso; Peebles County v Morton. Division Six, Clackmannan County II v Selkirk. Division Eight, Dunferline III v Hawick & Wilton. Division Nine, Peebles County II v Preston Village II (1pm).

ESCA PRESIDENT’S TROPHY: Sunday, July 22 – Gala v Edinburgh South (1pm).

BORDER SUNDAY LEAGUE: Sunday, July 22 – Gala v Selkirk; Langholm v Melrose; Manderston v St Boswells; Penicuik v Hawick (1.30pm).

PRE SEASON FRIENDLIES: Saturday, July 21 – Hawick Royal Albert v Rangers (3pm) TBC. See preview above; Gala Fairydean v North Shields; Selkirk FC v Abbey Vale (2.30pm). Tuesday, July 24 ‑ Vale of Leithen v Gala Fairydean (7pm).

PREMIER LEAGUE: Saturday, July 21 – Berwick Bandits v Workington Comets at Shielfield Park (7pm). Bandits previews and reports can be viewed at