The Ba' was thrown up by Brian Kemp, who is a stalwart Uppie,
here pictured with Jim Cromarty. Photorgapher Ken Amer
covered the early part of the game for Grampian Television.
throw-up at 13:00 was met by a good scrum of Uppies and Doonies.
There was much good play on Broad Street.
the start the action was fluid. The scrum did not go up
beyond Judith Glue's shop, and soon the game fetched up on the
Kirk Green steps.
game moved onto the Kirk Green, giving the grass a good test.
It fetched up against the Kirkyard wall for a time.
13:55 there was a terrific Uppie break from outside the Longship
all the way to the Phonnix car park by Barry Sutherland.
A small number of Uppies were pursued by a larger number of
Donnies, and eventually the Ba' was being kicked arround the
bus station car park before the
main scrum arrived. By 14:20 it was outside Orkney Builders
offices as the Doonies rallied, but by 14:40 it had crossed
Great Western Road.
Craigie is one of many avid female Ba' supporters, she must
have strong arms! The Ba' reached the Phoenix cark park
large crowd outside the now closed Phoenix Cimema. The
scrum had reached Union Street by 15:30 with some loose play
on the corner giving some concern to the Uppies. The Doonies
stopped it there for some time..
to next New Year's Day 1999 Ba page....
New Years' Day 1998 Mens' Ba'text by Charles Tait
photos by Charles Tait & Ken Amer. Kodak DC50 camera
loaned by David Griffith of Orknet with thanks.