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40 years ago

Thanks to their good victory against Gordonians on Saturday and the all-important game against Strathmore on Sunday washed out,

Brechin now stand a very good chance of becoming Strathmore Union champions. They last achieved this in 1956.

So it all depends on the result against Dundee High School F.P’s on Saturday.

A win and Brechin are champions: a draw and they share the championship with Strathie; a defeat and they are only runners-up to Strathie.

30 years ago

Gary Alexander, a member of the Brechin and Edzell Golf Clubs, took second place in the Scottish section of the Ford Amateur Golf Tournament at Carnoustie on Friday.

Gary, who is sponsored by Kay’s Auto Centre, Brechin, will now represent Scotland in a team of four at the British finals at Lytham St Annes in October, where he and his sponsor Mr Ron Mackie will be guests of the Ford Motor Company for six days.

During his stay, the local golfer will also receive coaching from one of the world’s top tutors, Patrick Tallack.

The Ford Amateur Golf Tournament is one of the largest of its kind in the world, attracting an entry of over 70,000.

AT Kirkintilloch on Saturday, August 21, a pair representing North Angus won the Scottish Co-op Championship Trophy.

The pair, comprised Mr J Stephen of Montrose and Mr G Hetherington of Brechin, defeated the host of Society Kirkintilloch by 21 shots to 15 in the final.

On their way to the final they had previously beaten pairs representing Blairgowrie, Perth, Cowdenbeath and East Lothian.

20 years ago

Kevin Smith, the son of former Brechin Cricket Club Captain Gordon, has enjoyed a very successful 1992 cricket season in both club and representative cricket in Worcestershire.

Kevin who score his maiden century in senior cricket when he scored 145 against Aston Manor (Birmingham), has aggregated 1358 runs at an average of 39.95

Kevin, who plays his club cricket for Evesham, was chosen to captain Worcestershire in eleven representative matches at Under 15 level of which four were won, five drawn and only two lost.

An attacking opening bat, Kevin scored 486 runs, at an average of 54.00 for his county, including five scores of over fifty, with a top score of 94 against Nottinghamshire.

Kevin is the grandson of Mr and Mrs Jock Wilson of Drumachlie Park.