FPs Misery goes on in Manno reverse

FPs poor form continued as they crashed to a 4 wicket defeat to Mannofield having been bowled out in just 34 overs for 114. With relegation rivals closing the gap, FPs are now firmly locked in a 4 team battle at the bottom. Despite the low score an inspired opening spell from Harry Mapplebeck ensured Mannofield had to battle for the win. He claimed the 1st 4 wickets in taking 4 for 40 as FPs reduced Mannofield to 63 for 5 but some good batting by Gilmour 34* ensured Mannofield claimed a deserved win. The game was also notable for the fact there was only 1 wide bowled, despite the odd delivery going to 1st slip as well as Horne claiming 5 for 35, but managing to overshadow this feat by wearing a beach towel throughout the 2nd innings on the request of the umpire. Continue reading

Teams for 27th June

1ST XI V Mannofield

G Morrison (c)
T Booth (w)
J Davey
S Hameed
A Keith
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
A Senthil
G Stuart
R Swiergon
P Tenneti

Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw

2ND XI V Inverurie

M Devendran (c)
M Barker
C Clelland (w)
J d’Costa
J Eagles
J Thomson
R Hegde
B Manogna
G Thangamani
J Waldron
K Whyte

Meet 11.45 at Grammar Club

Lairding It Up!

Saturday 20 June saw FP’s 2nd XI wend their merry way to the bucolic surroundings of Lairds, the home of Methlick CC. Riding high in the league with only one match lost this term, Methlick were expected to provide tough opposition, even for an FP’s side with back to back wins in their last two fixtures.

With Chris Clelland and John Eagles called up to the 1st XI, FP’s lined up Magesh Devendran (c), Matt Barker (vc), Bharath Manogna, Guru Thangamani, John Lord, John Youles, Kieran Whyte, Kingshuk Ghosh, Melvin Joy, Rutwik Hegde and Shashank Kalluri, making his debut for the club. Continue reading

FPs fall to Knightriders

FPs slipped to a 22 run defeat against Knightriders in a game remarkably similar to many that have gone before.  Slack catching and fielding allowed Knitriders to make 185 all out, and although more than they should have chased, FPs should have been capable of chasing it.  Some good disciplined bowling and fielding meant FPs were always behind the rate and despite some late hitting from Hameed (29), with 9 posted on the boundary for the last 20 overs, boundaries were hard to come by and Knightriders closed out the win, Somu in particular impressing with the ball.

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Teams for 20th and 21st June

1ST XI V Knight Riders

G Morrison (c)
M Challa
C Clelland (w)
J Eagles
S Hameed
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
A Senthil
R Swiergon
P Tenneti
V Vijapur

Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw

2ND XI V Methlick

M Devendran (c)
M Barker
K Ghosh (w)
R Hegde
M Joy
Jo Lord
B Manogna
K Shashank
G Thangamani
K Whyte
J Youles

Meet 11.30 at Grammar Club

3RD XI V Portcullis

I Johnston (c)
M Blues
J d’Costa
L d’Costa
S Dhanamani
R Gopal
J Lee (w)
A Macdonald
R Monnapillai
A Thanga
J Thomson

Meet 12.30 at Sheddocksley

Sunday – Thistle Sports Sevens

G Morrison (c) (w)
J d’Costa
S Hameed
R Hegde
A Senthil
R Swiergon
P Tenneti

Meet 11:00 at Allan Park, Cults