On the ball again!

IN this week’s Gazette Sport, we profile 16-year-old Coalburn bowling ace Greg McLaughlin, who has made history by becoming the youngest player ever to be picked for Scotland’s under-25 squad.

We also reveal how Carluke Rovers officials made a successful bid to land a Scottish Football Association Quality Mark Award.

The unusually mild January weather meant there was a busy programme of football and rugby fixtures last weekend and we review all local teams’ matches including how Lesmahagow Juniors enjoyed a thumping 7-1 home win over St Roch’s and Biggar Rugby Club lurched deeper towards relegation with a 13-12 home defeat by Hawick.

For more information on all of these stories, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops from this Wednesday, January 9.