It's no wonder that many batsmen were left feeling slightly petrified when Bob Willis began his menacing run towards them.
Cast your mind back 12 months ago and it seemed that Andy Murray was a washed-up superstar with nowhere to go except retirement.
The test to assess the impact made by any football club chairman should be a simple one – did they leave the club in a better position than they inherited?
An Aberdeen coach, who works tirelessly to help young people thrive in basketball, has had her dedication recognised after being named Sportscotland's Young Persons’ Coach of the Year.
Neil Drysdale: Scotland still looking for right stuff as other Six Nations coaches leave their posts
The weekend’s news that Conor O’Shea had stepped down as Italian coach was hardly surprising.
Saturday brings the Scottish Cup third round to three Highland League clubs with designs on progress.
Comment: Don’t think Cyprus and Kazakhstan games have no bearing on Scotland’s quest to reach Euro 2020
It may seem as if there is little but pride at stake for Steve Clarke’s Scotland as they bring their dismal Euro 2020 qualifying campaign to a close with a whimper.
Scotland's cricketers will travel to the United Arab Emirates next month to tackle the UAE and USA in the third round of the World Cup League Two competition.
There might seem to be little in common between the Rugby World Cup and the ICC T20 World Cup qualifying tournament, but they have both exposed the need for sport’s governing bodies to start building from the bottom up.
SOME of the key individuals in the story are no longer with us. The South African coach, Kitch Christie died of cancer in 1998, while talismanic players Joost van der Westhuizen and Chester Williams both died far too early.
Scotland's cricketers booked their place in next year's ICC T20 World Cup with a comprehensive 90-run win over UAE.
Sometimes, it’s the little things which make the biggest difference.
No one of an Aberdeen or Caley Thistle persuasion will have been surprised Graeme Shinnie has finally made his mark south of the border.
Scots are famous for spreading their influence throughout the world, whether as inventors, explorers or statesmen, so it shouldn’t be any great shock they have made similar strides in sport.
Everybody has commended the Japanese on their immaculate staging of the Rugby World Cup and they certainly deserve praise for rallying the population behind the tournament in the last month.
Neil Cooper’s departure from Inverurie Locos on Friday would have come as a major surprise to the vast majority of Highland League followers.
Scotland's cricketers suffered a shock loss to Singapore in their first match at the World Cup T20 qualifying tournament in Dubai.
It's not a time of year which one traditionally associates with watching Scotland's cricketers in action.
It wasn’t so long ago that Scotland used to prove small is beautiful in rugby terms.
There was no shortage of evidence of what Scotland could expect when they tackled Japan in their make-or-break World Cup encounter in Yokohama on Sunday.
Scotland great Rutherford questions slowness of World Cup authorities to respond to typhoon concerns
Scotland legend, John Rutherford, has backed the decision by Rugby World Cup officials to cancel games, with a typhoon poised to wreak havoc to parts of Japan this weekend.
It’s sometimes said you can prove anything with figures, but the Rugby World Cup has served up a string of statistics which demonstrate some alarming trends in the sport.
A Zimbabwean, with strong connections to Wick and the Borders, has been appointed the new chief executive of Cricket Scotland.
Scottish sporting fans tend to leap from one emotion to another.
It seems a long time ago since the then Western Samoa rugby collective stunned the sport’s established order when they beat Wales 16-13 in Cardiff at the 1991 World Cup.
Professional boxing returned to Elgin for the first time in 80 years on Friday, and the vibrant Moray crowd looked in the mood for plenty more.
Thank heavens the Rugby World Cup is finally looming into view after what has been an interminable series of warm-up contests in recent weeks.
Decisions, decisions, eh!
Cricket Scotland has announced two squads for a series of trial matches ahead of selection for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in October.
After a build-up they would rather forget, Scotland’s women needed that 8-0 trouncing of Cyprus on Friday night – and then some.
A new three-nation T20 international series has been announced between Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands, which will be held in Dublin from 15-20 September.
Sport often provides tales of the unexpected, but even now, as the dust has settled on Ben Stokes’ remarkable exploits at Headingley, there remains a sense of near-disbelief at how the Third Test and the Ashes series had been turned on its head.