Pools payouts

Littlewoods: Treble chance - 24pts: #331,520; 23: #561.05; 22: #27.90; 21: #8.95. Half-time: #320.35 for 21pts. Four draws - #7.30. 10 homes (paid on nine): #876.75. Five aways: #2.55.

Vernons: Treble chance - 24: #20,568.30; 23: #179.10; 22: #30. Super shots (paid on two correct in correct order): #24.80. Premier 10 (paid on eight correct): #36.10.

Zetters: Treble chance - 24: #24,816.15; 23: #26.20; 22: #2.70; 21: #0.50. First 8 (two dividends only): 14pts #20.15; 13 #1.95. Four aways: #4. Eight homes (nothing barred): #294. Four draws (nothing barred): #13.20. Super 7: #93.30. Lucky numbers: 36, 35, 26, 11, 28, 5.

Brittens: Treble chance - 24: #1532.85; 23: #13.10; 22: #1.30. Four draws: #8.00. Five aways: #1.65. Eight homes: #138.80.


GLASGOW Tigers' future could be decided at a meeting of the club's supporters on Sunday.

Tigers did not race last season but a consortium led by former promoter Neil Macfarlane is hoping to revive the club ahead of the 1977 season.

Macfarlane has called a meeting of all supporters at Shawfield on Sunday evening and said yesterday: ``Anyone feeling secure in the knowledge that Tigers are definitely back and running are very much mistaken.

``A final decision will not be taken until after this meeting. This is the very last chance for the sport to return to Glasgow and if it does not run next season I do not see it ever running again.''


NICOLA Payne, who is fourth seed in next week's British Tennis Association Christmas tournament at Queen's Club suffered, a disappointing 6-1, 6-2 defeat by Somerset junior Sara Lydon in yesterday's first round of the Reebok Tour event at Nottingham while fellow Scot Jason Barnett opened his campaign against qualifier Oliver Harrison today.

PERTH'S Elena Baltacha reached the final of the second tournament of the Rover 14-and-under Winter Circuit in Cardiff before losing 6-1, 6-1 to Alice Barnes, of Cambridge, while Paisley's Alan Mackin made a third round exit in the Eddie Herr International Championships in Florida.

GEORGE Watson's College won through to the final of the Midland Bank/LTA 15-and-under Girls' School Team Championships but were beaten by Millfield at Telford yesterday.

Rugby results

Friendly - Kilmarnock 60, Biggar 41.

Bank of Scotland National Schools Cup preliminary round - St Aloysius' College 25, Hillhead Jordanhill 18; Kelvinside Academy 26, Queen Victoria School 12.

Other schools results - Glasgow Academy 2nd XV 35, Keil School 15; Kelvinside Academy 26, Hillhead/ Jordanhill 12.


THE board of the Dutch football association (KNVB) resigned yesterday as the row continued over the sale of exclusive television rights to failed Dutch sports channel Sport7. The board decided last week to step down but were asked by 34 of the 36 professional clubs to stay on despite the closure of Sport7, plagued by poor viewing figures and wrangles over broadcasting rights.

The KNVB sold exclusive rights for Dutch league soccer to Sport7 in a seven-year deal worth over one billion guilders, but this was then challenged in the courts by league heavyweights Feyenoord and Ajax. KNVB chairman Jos Staatsen had indicated the board would resign if it did not have the backing from all clubs.

Women's football

Brazil 5, Scotland 0.


DUNFERMLINE Basketball Club player-coach Neil Thomson is in hospital following an operation for a fractured cheek-bone and could be out of action for the rest of the season. Thomson accidentally collided with former clubman Craig Robertson near the end of last Sunday's Scottish Cup third-round tie against holders Livingston at Queen Anne HS.

A successful and popular figure in the sport, Thomson is a PE teacher at Queen Anne and coaches several school and Dunfermline age-group teams, including the unbeaten under-23 team who currently lead the Scottish National League.


FIFE schoolgirl Katy Skorupska has been forced to withdraw from the British team for the invitation junior women's race at the European Cross Country Championships in Charleroi, Belgium, on Sunday as she is attending interviews for Oxford University.

The pupil from St Leonard's in St Andrews, who recently joined the Edinburgh Woollen Mill club, was an impressive winner of the junior women's race at the Gateshead International meeting last month.

City of Glasgow women's jogging network Christmas road run (at Scotstoun) - 1, K Rarity, 14min 12sec; 2, L Lounstead 14-25 (both Scotstoun); 3, J Eckstein 14-33 (Crownpoint). Veteran - A Chase (Scotstoun) 15-03.


ERIC Grierson (Hawick and Wilton) was elected the eightieth president of the Scottish Cricket Union at their AGM in Glasgow last night. He succeeds David Hays (Aberdeenshire) and is only the third from his Border League club to hold the office.

John Everett (Watsonians) takes over as chairman from Chris Carruthers (Grange), who, after six years in office, was awarded the annual SCU President's Trophy for his outstanding contribution to the game in Scotland.



Club Invitation League - Strathkelvin 7, Balfron 5; Kilsyth Ladies 10, Falkirk 2; Sauchie and Bannockburn 8, Drymen 4; Keir 7, Bridge of Allan 5; Kilsyth 7, Grangemouth 5; Campsie Glen 8, Dollar Ladies 1.

Anna Smith Trophy - J Ogilvie 11, N Turnbull 6.

Rink championship - G Kirk 9, D MacGregor 7.


OLYMPIC champion Steve Redgrave was honoured last night when he was made a steward of the Henley Royal Regatta.

The decision to appoint Redgrave to his new role at the regatta - which runs from July 2 to 6 next year - came despite his decision to come out of retirement.

Normally stewards are not competitors, but Redgrave's name was put forward in the aftermath of his Atlanta success with partner Matthew Pinsent.