Team for 6th September

T20 V Crescent

G Morrison (c) (w)
K Anand
C Clelland
S Hameed
R Hegde
R Knudson
S Knudson
A Senthil
V Vijapur
P Tenneti
J Thomson

Meet 2.30 at Peoples Park, Stoneywood-Dyce

Fairly tame not fairy tale ending for 3rds

Despite the lack of victories it had been an exciting if shorter than hoped for season for FP’s 3rd  XI, with two Grade 4 teams unfortunately pulling out of the league during the season. The last game and last chance for FP’s to register their first win over a still competing team was against the Grade 4 newcomers Grampian, who, in their first season in Grades cricket, had already won the Johnston Rose Bowl cup competition and were chasing promotion.

The high point of the season batting wise had been the emergence of  6 ft 7 inch Matt Garratt who had batted head and shoulders above his team mates and who had, despite two scores of over fifty in his previous two innings’s, kept his head out of the clouds. Unfortunately Garratt was unavailable and although his batting would be missed, his extra long reach round the tea table would not.

The team selected from the XXXIII available at the final selection committee meeting punch up of the season was Johnston, Kingshuk Ghosh (wkt, trainee 4G games consultant), Paul Norwood, Aly McDonald, Akil Thanga, Jeston D’Costa, Rajaa Monnapillai, Michael Blues, Agha Haider, debutant schoolboy Matthew McCaughtrie, Shashank Kulluru.

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Bons sent over the Hegde in shock defeat

FPs ended Bon Accord’s 100% record in fine style and wrecked their title coronation with an excellent bowling display and determined batting recovery to claim a surprise 3 wicket win.  It was FPs first league win against Bon Accord for 9 years and extended FPs winning run to 5 games.  Youngster Rutwik Hegde was the batting hero, making a composed 41 not out but was superbly supported by Mapplebeck and Vijapur with 15 not out as FPs added an unbeaten 49 for the 8th wicket.  Chasing just 106 on a dreadful pitch, FPs had crumbled from 32 for no wicket to 40 for 6 but recovered magnificently. Earlier Vijay Vijapur had claimed 4 for 31 and Karan Anand 3 for 24 in a  good display backed up by superb fielding and catching. Continue reading

Teams for 22nd August

1ST XI V Bon Accord

G Morrison (c) (w)
K Annand
R Hegde
A Keith
H Mapplebeck
P McDonald
A Senthil
V Vijapur
J Thomson
G Stuart
R Swiergon

Meet 12.30 at The Links

2ND XI V 2nd Knight Riders

M Barker (c)
C Clelland (w)
V Desai
M Devendran
J Eagles
J Lee
Jo Lord
B Manogna
K Mohanan
G Thangamani
K Whyte

Meet 12.30 atRubislaw

3RD XI V Grampian

I Johnston (c)
M Blues
J d’Costa
K Ghosh (w)
A Haider
M McCaughtrie
A Macdonald
R Monnapillai
P Norwood
K Shashank
A Thanga

Meet 12.30 at Harlaw

It’s deja vu all over again for FP’s 3rds

So far this season FP’s 3rd XI matches have given full entertainment value to the loyal home and away support (Rajaa’s Dad), with 4 matches which could have been won with the last ball bowled. The Johnston Rose Bowl match lost by one wicket, Portcullis lost by 6 runs, Siyapa match tied, and the latest match against Turriff drawn with FP’s only 3 runs short.

Would the Grade 4  match against top of the table Portcullis be the perfect match to break this run of luck and claim  that elusive first win of the season? The team selected was Norwood, Lord Ja. McDonald A. Garratt, D’Costa J. Blues, Lee (wkt) D’Costa L. Thanga, Monnapillai, Johnston.

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