From the sports’ archive: 40 years ago

cricket:brechin 2nd X1 v. Norwood. Brechin XI came close to victory in this Strathmore Union second division fixture. Play had to be abandoned due to bad light with two overs remaining of the last 20 and approximately 15 minutes play left. Norwood batted first on a rain-affected wicket. Play had been held up by the heavy rain in the early afternoon.

stonehaven scramble: Twenty riders from a wide area took part in the Stonehaven and District Motor Club’s first closed motor cycle scramble of the season at Nether Wyldings. R Auld, Brechin, was third in the second, third and fourth races and first in the fifth.

golf: hidden hole competition, 27th April. Winner - J. Kranc, nett 46.