From the sports’ archives: 50 years ago

Football: Brechin City staged the first of their pre-season private matches on Monday against Lochrae Juveniles. Five more private games have been arranged before the season starts with a public game against Inverness Caley on August 3.

Cricket: Meigle v Brechin.
Brechin scored a fine away victory over Meigle on Saturday. The winning run came of the fourth ball of the last over.

Cricket: Brechin V Arbroath. 
At Guthrie Park on Sunday, Brechin lost their 100% record when they finally had to finish for a draw with Arbroath on a placid wicket. The performance of Brechin’s top batsmen, fine fielding and success over seven of the Arbroath batsmen earned them the honours of the game.