Forfarshire cricket club are hosting a special match next Friday (12 May) as a tribute to former player Gordon Potts who died 10 years ago.

Gordon was a naturally gifted sportsman, who hit the record books as a 15-year old when he made his Forfarshire debut against West Lothian in 1983 while still in the third year at Grove Academy.

An all-rounder he took 300 wickets and scored 3440 runs at senior level.

Bryce Robertson a former team mate has cajoled a number of players who played with or against Gordon to come out of retirement for this one off match which will feature a Forfarshire veterans XI playing against a Scottish Counties Legends XI.

The 30 overs a side match will start at Mackays Forthill at 2.30 and admission is free.

The Forf’s BBQ will be operation along with Ted’s Shed to provide food and liquid sustenance for the spectators throughout the day.

This match is a one off as it is the tenth anniversary of Gordon’s untimely death and does not supercede the annual memorial match which features squads of Dundee and Dundee United supporters doing annual battle for the trophy currently held by Dundee. This match will take place later in June.


Forf’s Old Boys
Graham McLelland, Bryce Robertson, Alex Steele, Gordon Walker, Barry Stewart, James Girolami, Stewart Garden, Lindsay Garden, Keith Dyer, David Crooks, John McCulloch, Clark McConnachie, Kenny Mitchell, Ryan Watson. Manager Ray McLelland,

Scottish Counties Legends XI
Neil Burnett, Chris Plomer, Kevin Ritchie, Graham Ferguson, David Armstrong, Graham McLaren, Dom Rigby, Mike Cousins, Mark Stewart, Mark Mudie, Chris Milne, Andy Tennant, David Johnston, Kevin Thomson, Co Managers David Haggo/ Jon Taylor.

Umpires: Alan Haggo Howard Garden and Gus Thomson

Scorers: Dick Auchinleck and Roddy McPhee