Yesterday’s heavy downpour ruled out FPs 3rd XI’s game which was due to be played at Mannofield today. It completed a miserable weekend for cricket in the north east following on from both the 1st and 2nd team’s games being rained off on the Saturday.
Heavy rain with lots more forecast, ensured there was no play for FPs in their visit to Stonehaven. FPs now head to Inverurie next week hoping for better weather.
From the 13 players available this week to play in the Grade 3 match at Countesswells against 2nd Gordonians, AGSFP’s 3rd XI selected the following team, Johnston, Siddarth Shetty, Aninda Das, Diago Maradona, Guru Thangamani, Satya Chowdary, Jim Lee, Shriram Balasubramani, Tim Gillies, Saravana Kumar, Vishal Desai. Continue reading
With a less than optimistic forecast for the weekend’s weather it looked as though cricket may be forced into submission by the wet stuff as it was so many times last year. However Grammar 2nd XI arrived in Ellon to find the Gods smiling down on them, bright warm sunshine and a smooth grassy wicket, what more could a Scottish cricketer ask for.
Spirits were high after last week’s win and with the playgroup facilities at their disposal Grammar suited up, Kieran Whyte briefly considering adopting a plastic policeman’s helmet. Magesh strolled to the middle for the toss, he lost but Ellon opted to bat first giving Grammar the desired outcome anyway. Continue reading
FPs pulled off a shock as they comfortably defeated last season’s champions Ellon by 4 wickets after a superb new ball spell by youngsters Mapplebeck and debutant Dan Whitehouse set the tone to help restrict Ellon to 120 for 9. Skipper Morrison then made 37 and Tenneti 20 in an opening stand of 62, but after 4 for 5 in 5 overs from Parks threatened to derail FPs, Senthil batted superbly to make 33 not out to guide FPs home. Continue reading