From the sports’ archive: 50 years ago

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BOWLING: THE opening of Brechin Bowling Green was marred by inclement weather but after the first jack had been thrown by Mrs Raitt a few ends were played and the company then enjoyed a splendid tea provided by the president and vice-president. A hearty vote of thanks was given on the call of Provost Millar.

cricket: godfrey restrup, playing for Kemnay against Stonehaven at the weekend, had put on 41 when he had the misfortune to be struck in the eye with the ball. His glasses were broken but the eye fortunately escaped serious injury.

golf: flag competition winner, R. Christison. Sweepstake winners - 1 R Christison, 77-14,63;2 C.a. Mitchell 85-20,65;3 J.Easton, 84-19,65.