Good action at local fishery

Arbroath United Cricket Club's two Australian amateur signings were pictured with club sponsor, Angus Soft Fruits director Lochy Porter, before Saturday's match. On the left is Max Porter from Adelaide and on the right Hamish Bartlett from Newcastle.
Arbroath United Cricket Club's two Australian amateur signings were pictured with club sponsor, Angus Soft Fruits director Lochy Porter, before Saturday's match. On the left is Max Porter from Adelaide and on the right Hamish Bartlett from Newcastle.

There are some excellent evening rises at Carlogie Dam just now. The water is really clear and fish can be seen rising to the fly. One lucky angler caught a tagged fish and won £50.

The fish off for the troutmasters final was held recently and was won by Dave Roy (Broughty Ferry) with four fish for 13lb 12oz.

Recent catches include W Milne (Forfar) c/r 11, B Thomson (Arbroath) c/r 20 plus, C Murray (Carnoustie) c/r 20, W Clark (Forfar) c/r 8, F Ferrier (Arbroath) c/r 11, G Skelton (Arbroath) c/r 6, G Cargill (Arbroath) c/r 4, D Linton (Dundee) c/r 11, A O’rourke (Dundee) c/r 5, D Roy (Broughty Ferry)c/r 12, D Glover (Dundee) c/r 11, I Chaplain (Carnoustie) c/r 5, D Moodie (Carnoustie) 3 for 5lb 8oz, F Ferrier (Arbroath) 2 for 5lb, A Stewart (Dundee) 4 for 7lb 8oz, S McDonald (Newburgh) 4 for 7lb 4oz, A O’rourke (Dundee) 4 for 9lb 4oz.


Arbroath ABC

Arbroath ABC’s Haydn Hill made the short journey to Dundee on Saturday to take part in a boxing show promoted by Dundee ABC in the Sky-Axe Club.

Dominic McGraw from the host club provided the opposition for a very fast and competitive bout.

From the first bell Hill took control, dominating the opening exchanges with crisp accurate jabs to the head followed by fast right crosses. The very lively McGraw was giving away height and reach but he powered forward throwing hooks from both hands. Hill blocked and parried these vain attacks like a seasoned boxer, working counter punches to the body.

McGraw sprang off his stool at the start of the second charging straight for Hill, who slipped the attack and landed more stiff left jabs. McGraw was determined and forced forward at every opportunity, having some success when he backed Hill into a the corner where he landed two good hooks to the head. Hill stayed calm, skilfully turned his man landing a four punch combination, stamping his authority on the contest.

The third and final round started with the same aggressive attack from McGraw. Once again Hill demonstrated his growing ring maturity as he rode out the storm, blocking and parrying the hooks before restoring his total domination with more fast accurate left jabs and right crosses. McGraw was a game opponent and tried to the final bell but Hill was producing a stellar performance of stylish classical boxing which brought him a very well-deserved unanimous points victory.

This was the best performance by far in Hill’s fledgling career, and his hard work in training to raise his fitness level and listening to his coaches as he is taught the finer aspects of the ‘Noble Art’ are bearing fruit in his first season of competition, which augurs well for the future.


Arbroath and District Ladies League

Fives draw for Thursday, May 22:

British Legion: L Girdwood, R Barker, S Scragg, I McArthur and A Barthorpe, Westport Bar; C Forsyth, S Shepherd, T Shepherd, L Russell and P Whyte. British Legion: G Livingston, A Stather, C Shand, J Pengelly and L Swankie, Tutties (1): N Arnot, L Laidlaw, F Bowick, K Boyce and A Forgie, Tutties (1). Referee: S Shepherd.

Bowlers: L McConnachie, H Watson, M Barron, A Gibb and P McCann. Burns (1): Y Milliken, M Grant, M McGowan, G Macgregor and S Mlliken. Tutties (2): G Shepherd, J Graham, J Saddington, K Hamilton and K Bennett. Newgate (3): P Nicoll, D Robson, D Pedgrift, G Anderson and A Pedgrift, Cricket Club. Referee: M McGowan.

Newgate: L Thomson, A Smith, I Crosbie, G Spence and P Ritchie. Burns (1): S Buick, P Johnstone, K Smeaton, J Middleton and D Dunbar. Newgate (3): A Thurgood, D Thurgood, J Lowson, A Crosbie and D McDonald. Newgate (2): S Watson, P Terry, J Falconer, I McGowan and K Docherty. Pageant: J Milne, S Wright, I Wright, J Burns and D McLeod, Newgate (2). Referee: J Falconer.

Burns: A Burnett, E Green, F Smith, E Smith and D Stuart. Bowlers: M McKay, A Bruce, S Milne, L Black and J McNicoll. Burns (2): M Smith, K Tindal, J Ritchie, J Falconer and A Findlay. Portcullis (2): A Jeffrey, S Fairweather, S Duffy, L Martin and M Taylor. Portcullis (1): D Murray, L Henderson, M Morrison, I Whyte and N Milne, British Legion. Referee: J McNicoll.

Sign in for 8 p.m. start. Play down to one in each venue. Phone results to 854782.


Summer League

Results in the opening week of the Arbroath Summer Domino League:

St Tams 8, Corner Bar 4; Newgate 5, Ram’s Heid 7; Foundry 5, Porty 7; Westport Bar 6, Central 6; Burns Bar v Bowlers, no result.

Fixtures for Tuesday: Newgate v St Tams; Ram’s Heid v. Foundry; Corner Bar v Porty; Westport Bar v Burns Bar; Bowlers v Central.

Results to be ‘phoned to 07780 504108 on the night.

Pigeon racing


Six Members of the Inchcape Racing Pigeon Club sent 46 birds, liberated at 11 a.m. on May 10 at Consett into a south west wind.

L McKay 1227.08, W Hamilton 1203.30, L McKay 1188.62, W Hamilton 1160.26, K Gourlay 1149.32, K Gourlay 1138.17, G McKenzie 1093.29, C & A Carrie 1032.68.

Arbroath Racing Pigeon Society: Third Old Bird Race, Consett, May 10. Four members sent 26 birds liberated at 11 a.m. into a south west wind.

K Murphy (distance) 121-899, (time) 14:02:03, (ring number) 12W -1220, (vel.) 1174.72. K Murphy 14:05:36, 12W -1204, 1152.25. K Murphy 14:05:37, 12AF-1143, 1152.15. C Cameron 121-832,14:18:14, 11AF- 771, 1078.48. W. Dorward 123-33,14:44:24,13AF-2088 964.85.


Season conclusion approaches

The draw for Arbroath and District Pool League’s 2014 AJ Beedie Jewellers Arbroath Open was made on Tuesday night.

Players should note that the first 26 matches should sign in at 10.30 a.m. unless they have a bye, then they must sign in at 12 noon. Matches 27 onwards must sign in at 12 noon also.

Sign in 10.30 a.m.: Jason Hebenton, bye; Ross Gray v Wayne Crole; Alan Reid v Peter Robertson; Josh Donaldson, bye; Gary Stewart v Colin Smith; Colin Brown v Chris Petrie; Andrew Braid v Jim Dear; Chris Lawrie, bye; Mark McGlashan, bye; Tom Dye v Jake Bruce; Kieran Harrison v Lee Marshall; Mark Gray v George Fairweather; Peem Twaddle, bye; David Jack v Graham Dunbar; Alex Whyte v Christian Watt; Roy Middleton, bye; David Norwell, bye; Elayne Buchan v Scott MacEwan; Campbell Sarrison v Paul Kelly; Steve Reid, bye; Shane Twaddle v Richard Paterson; Grant Forsyth v Steve Hallam; Simon Mitchell v Tam Twaddle; Bruce Wallace, bye; Gareth Ruxton, bye; Dale Leith v Ricky Dewars.

12 noon sign in: Jamie Stewart v Iain Soutar; Willie Grey v Trevor Wood; John Maud, bye; Pete Boyd v Kenny Barclay; Andrew McPhee, jnr., v Ryan Fleming; Gordon Smith, bye; Dave McFarlane, bye; Ronnie Edwards v Paddy Nicoll; Liam Buchan v Gary McLeish; Billy Stirling, bye; Greg Alexander v Jimmy Young; Sam McWalter v David Thornton; Dean Anderson v Billy Girdwood; Michael Watt, bye; Andy Butterworth, bye; Jamie Robertson v Liam McGee; Callum Paton v John Stewart; Richard Adam v Mark Donald; Michael Bastow, bye; David Buchan v Bob Whitelaw; Marc Scott v Kyle Couttie; Dylan Gray, bye; Josh Longmuir, bye; Steve Hardwick v Andy Mowatt; Craig Fairweather v Martin Cherry; Kent Mitchell, bye; David Cowan v Scott Dunbar; Stuart Campbell v Michael Emslie; Pamela Twaddle v James Mennie; Marc Fleming, bye; Jeff Barthorpe, bye; Nicky Denson v Greg Crole; Matthew Paton v Steve Hamilton; Jonathan Cargill, bye; Wayne Green, bye; Ricky Robertson v Steve Reilly; Scot Sherrit v Craig Humphreys; Alex Cargill, bye.

Finals Day

This year’s Finals Day will be held on Sunday (May 18) at Seaton House, Seaton Estate, Arbroath, as follows:

11.30 a.m. - Captains’ meeting.

12 Noon - Commencement of Knockout Cup semi-finals and Consolation Cup quarter-finals, Knockout Cup - Abbey v Cliffburn (1); Portcullis (1) v Ram’s Heid (2).

Consolation Cup - Portcullis (3) v West Port Bar (1); Burns Bar v Fishermans; Cliffburn (2) v Merchants; Legion (1) v Bowlers (1).

These competitions are straight draws and will be played to a conclusion. As always, captains will have to submit their full running order (nine singles) before each match.

The Knockout Cup semi-finals will begin on two tables each, whilst the Consolation Cup matches will begin on one table each. Upon conclusion of the Knockout Cup Final it is anticipated that the doubles final will commence, however, this will be dependent on progress of Consolation Cup matches.

Kelbie Metals Doubles Final - Martin Cherry/Greg Alexander v Garry Mitchell/Nicky Denson.

Meanwhile the Kelbie Metals Singles last 16 will also begin: Tam Walkingshaw v David Jack; Neil Davidson v Alex Whyte; Jonathan Cargill v Glen McEvoy; Sam McWalter v Dale Leith; Steve Hallam v James Jackson; Stuart Smith v Greg Alexander; Shane Twaddle v Ronnie Edwards; Gordon Dickson v Gary McLeish.

Upon conclusion of the ADPL Kelbie Metals Singles Final, the presentation of trophies will commence (approximately 8.30 p.m.)

2014 SPA Scottish Singles

The SPA Scottish Singles entries are now being taken. Players should note the entry fee has reverted to £5 for all players. The closing date for Arbroath entries to this event is Saturday. May 31. Players are reminded that the qualifier and National Finals are still sometime away but players cannot be entered after this date.

A local qualifier will be held where players will compete to play at the National Finals, which will be held over the weekend of November 1 and 2 at the Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth with a guaranteed prize fund of £5,000.

Entries should be handed to Michael Bastow or Roy Middleton directly or handed into the Ram’s Heid in a sealed envelope for their attention. Anyone handing monies in should clearly mark who the money is from and inform Michael that they have dropped their entry fee off.

The local qualifier is similar to the SPA Willie McCartney, the more entries received locally will increase the number of qualifiers to the National Finals. Players will be free to arrange their own matches (similar to IMs and Willie McCartney). There will be 255 qualifying places this year, usually there are only 127 spaces available.

For information contact the match secretary Michael Bastow.


Arbroath Footers

Last weekend was a busy one for Arbroath Footers.

On Saturday, two Footers ran the Loch Leven Half Marathon. Starting at Kinross, the undulating route heads out around Loch Leven and back to Kinross. Times were Pamela Brandie 1.47.54 and Mary Towns 2.02.46.

On Sunday, Footers competed in the Monikie 10km. Conditions underfoot were very wet and muddy. For two Footers it was their first 10km, Cherise Whamond ran in 58.01 and Gayle Stirling 1.05.40. Other times were Ian Beattie 41.56, Tina Fowler 54.39 and Christine Davies 59.05.

Also on Sunday, Chris Elliott and Jagoda Penkala ran the Lublin Marathon in Poland. Jagoda won another prize, finishing second in her age category in a time of 3.57.51 and Chris in 4.03.18.