Winter Nets – Starts This Sunday

Indoor nets start this Sunday at the Grammar Gym at 11am to 1pm.  Please do try to come along.  We then have another session on Sunday 18th 11am to 1pm and then in the new year we move to Wednesday nights.

Future dates are:

Wednesday 11th January 8-10pm

Wednesday 18th January 8-10pm

Wednesday 8th February 8-10pm

Wednesday 22nd February 8-10pm

Wednesday 8th March 8-10pm

Wednesday 22nd March  8-10pm

Wednesday 29th March  8-10pm

2017 Captains Confirmed

FPs 2016 AGm was held this evening with new office bearers confirmed for the 2017 season.  Geoff Morrison after 5 years as captain stood down and has been replaced by Rob Swiergon with Mike Nattrass becoming vice captain.  Morrison passed on his gratitude to all for their support over the years and praised the club for the progress made in the last 5 years. Matt Barker and Ian Johnston will continue as 2nd and 3rd XI captains. The following office bearers were elected.

President: Jeremy Moir

1st XI Captain: Rob Swiergon

1st XI Vice-Captain: Mike Nattrass

2nd XI Captain: Matt Barker

3rd XI Captain: Ian Johnston

Secretary: Chris Clelland

Youth Convenor: Ian Johnston

Webmaster: Chris Clelland

Committee: Rob Swiergon, Chris Clelland, Mike Nattrass, Matt Barker, Ian Johnston, John Davey, Sam Knudson, Gary Stuart, Aman Sood, Geoff Morrison

Congratulations to Chris Clelland who was also elected an Honourary Vice President as recognition for his long standing and exhaustive commitment to the club.

Nets will begin on Sunday 11th December and also be held on 18th December, before reverting to Wednesday nights in 2017,

Clelland & D’Costa pick up League awards

normal_p1000479_1024x812Chris Clelland and Leston D’Costa were both winners at the recent Grades dinner, Clelland winning the wicketkeeper trophy and D’Costa the under 18 batting trophy.  It ensured FPs retained the wicketkeeper trophy, following Geoff Morrison’s win in 2015 and also retained the U18 batting, which was won previously by Rutwik Hegde who has since joined Mannofield.  normal_p1000480_770x1024Despite large amounts of praise being dished out to certain clubs, it is great credit to those who have put so much effort in developing the players of the future that FP players have won the under 18 trophy twice in a row.

FPs of course also picked up the Small Clubs Cup in 2016, but oddly neither the Grades or the self appointed Jack Nixon failed to mention this in their lengthy speeches.  This is despite two Aberdeen clubs being in the final which again demonstrated the quality of cricket in Aberdeen.

FPs open Indoor League campaign

After the success of the inaugural Aberdeen Indoor Premier League (AIPL), FPs were invited to join the 2nd season and recently opened their campaign with a win and a loss.  Having been well beaten by a strong Royal Challengers Rubislaw team, boasting FPs player Rob Swiergon (already contracted to RCR), FPs found their feet in the 2nd game defeating last year’s champs, the Indi Dons by 29 runs.

Karan Anand was the only player to make runs against RCR but in the 2nd game against IndiDons, Anand with 33 was well supported by Nattrass with 21 and D’Costa with 29 in making 101 in FPs’ 8 overs.

Dangerman Alex Keith (another FPs player rostered to another franchise) was superbly run out early before a string of stumpings, catches and run outs from keeper Morrison ensured FPs cruised to victory.  Agha Haider’s leg spin, Thomson’s accuracy and Manonga’s swing causing many problems.

FPs next games are on Sunday 20th November against Grampian Strikers and then later in the day against Ball Smashers.

FPs line-up Morrison (c) (w), Anand, D’Costa, S Knudson, Manonga, Haider, Nattrass, Thomson.

Awards Dinner Review

Karan Anand was a big winner

Karan Anand was a big winner

dsc_7380_29766899695_oRecently FPs held their awards evening with the star performers recognised.  Karan Anand was the big winner scooping 4 trophies, the only 1st XI trophy he didn’t bag was aggregate wickets which Harry Mappleback secured.

Matt Barker kept his grip on the catching cup and Martin Worsley was the recipient of the Moir award for securing the Small Clubs Cup.  Chris Clelland was voted by his fellow players as Clubman of the year and Geoff Morrison picked up the Sandy Davidson Memorial Trophy.

Gilles Gardner was on hand to take some excellent photos and more can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gillesgardner/sets/72157673950982226/

Trophy Description Winner Notes
1st XI Batting 1st XI Batting Average Karan Anand 501 runs @ 45.55
1st XI Bowling 1st XI Bowling Average Karan Anand 22 wickets @ 12.86
Stewart Trophy 1st XI Aggregate Runs Karan Anand 501 runs
Stewart Runner-up Cup 1st XI Aggregate Wickets Harry Mapplebeck 32 wickets
1st XI All Round Trophy 1st XI Best All Rounder Karan Anand 501 runs @ 45.55 & 22 wickets @ 12.86
Proctor Cup 2nd XI Aggregate Runs Chris Clelland 239 runs @ 29.88
Hopkin Cup 2nd XI Aggregate Wickets Kieran Whyte 26 wickets @ 12.85
3rd XI Batting 3rd XI Aggregate Runs Aly Macdonald 157 runs @ 26.17
3rd XI Bowling 3rd XI Aggregate Wickets Agha Haider 9 wickets @ 10.33
Grade All Round Cup 2nd and 3rd XIs Best All Rounder Kieran Whyte 170 runs @ 13.08 and 26 wickets @ 12.85
Fielding Cup Aggregate Catches Matt Barker 11 catches
Young Player of the Year Best Young Player Leston d’Costa 152 runs @ 15.78
AM Davidson Memorial Trophy Outstanding Contribution or Achievement Geoff Morrison
Doug Moir Trophy Season Champagne Moment Morten Worsley Hitting the Small Clubs Cup winning runs
Clubman of the Year Players Vote Chris Clelland