Published: 28/07/2014 12:19 - Updated: 28/07/2014 12:29

Hampden beckons for Moray's Commonwealth Games hopeful

Written byCraig Christie

MORAY hammer athlete Mark Dry begins his big for Commonwealth Games glory at Hampden today (Monday).

Burghead hammer ace Mark Dry wants to put his Olympic heartache behind him.
Burghead hammer ace Mark Dry.

The Burghead thrower takes part in qualifying group B at 12.55 in the afternoon, looking to win his place in tomorrow’s final.

Dry (26) said on his Twitter page: "Thanks again for all the support too many people to thank but I’ll give it all."

Meanwhile table tennis star Niall Cameron, 34, from Elgin, will be keen to make up for his disappointment of losing in the quarter-finals of the men’s team competition.

Cameron helped Team Scotland to three victories over Uganda, Canada and Tanzania in the group stages, and a first round success over Sri Lanka booked his place in the last eight.

However, India proved too strong an opponent in the quarters, beating Scotland 3-0 to snatch away their hopes of a medal match.

Cameron still has the men’s and mixed doubles competitions to look forward to, and both begin on Wednesday.

Nikki Kidd 926), from Buckie, is part of Team Scotland’s ladies hockey team aiming to progress to the later stages.

Having beat Malaysia 2-0 in their opening game on Friday, Kidd and her team-mates suffered a 9-0 loss to gold medal favourites Australia on Sunday.

The girls are back in action against the ‘Auld Enemy’ England on Wednesday in a game they must win.

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