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Mikeysline charity match in memory of Boleskine and Fort William shinty hero who died in Inverness postponed after torrential rain

By Alasdair Fraser

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Scott and mum Liz
Scott and mum Liz

A charity shinty match in memory of a young dad and talented player who died suddenly in May has been postponed.

Boleskine were set to host Fort William shinty club at Smith Park, Inverarnie today at 1pm to remember Scott Knox, who played for both clubs.

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A big crowd was expected in honour of the much-loved 29-year-old, with funds raised going to Mikeysline.

But with rain battering the area overnight and into today officials decided it would be impossible to play on the Boleskine home surface.

Scott Knox in action for Boleskine
Scott Knox in action for Boleskine

A club statement said: "After a pitch inspection, and looking at the forecast for the rest of the day, today's charity match between Boleskine Camanachd Club and Fort William Shinty Club in aid of Mikeysline has been cancelled.

"Hopefully the match will be re-arranged and we will let you know when.

"Thanks to Grazey Days (caterers) and also all the players, officials and club volunteers who were still willing to turn up despite the rain."

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