50 years ago

Football: Brechin city 3, Alloa 5. Brechin made team changes for their home game against Alloa at Glebe Park on Saturday. Dick Beattie, ex-Celtic and St Mirren goalkeeper, was in place of Mike McVitie, who was being married.

CRICKET: Brechin v Strathmore. This game between the Union champions and Brechin, who top the other end of the table, proved unexpectedly close and the result was a shock for Strathmore. Brechin batted for just over three hours. Of their 147 runs all out, C.M. Christie had 63 and G. Mitchell 23. G. Myles, Strathmore claimed his 100th wicket of the season.

GOLF: bRECHIN LADIES golf tournament was abandoned after a cloudburst flooded the course.