Teams for 25th April

1st XI v Mannofield

G Morrison (c)
J Davey
V Desai
S Hameed
A Keith
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
P McDonald
A Senthil
G Stuart
R Swiergon

Meet 11.45 at the Grammar Club

2nd XI v Inverurie

M Devendran (c)
M Barker
C Clelland
J Eagles
Jo Lord
B Manogna
K Mohanan
P Tenneti
S Tenneti
G Thangamani
K Whyte

Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw

3rd XI v 2nd Kemnay-Kintore

I Johnston (c)
J Alexander
L d’Costa
S Dhanamani
R Hedge
K Ghosh
J Lee
Ja Lord
P Norwood
J Thomson
J Youles

Meet 12.30 at Harlaw

Nets This Week & Saturday Social

The outdoor nets are up and ready for action. Our first practice session at Rubislaw is this Thursday, 23rd April, from 6pm to 8pm.

Kevin Davies will be running our sessions this season and we look forward to working with him. We can make best use of our time on Thursday nights if players arrive for practice on time – if you arrive late we can’t guarantee that you’ll get your chance in the nets!

As in previous seasons, the teams will be selected immediately after Thursday practice and will be posted on the website and through teamer notifications.

All three elevens will have a game this Saturday and it would be great to see as many players as possible back at the Grammar Club after the games. This will be our first chance of the season to socialise as a club and support the FP’s club centre. Please do try and come along.

FPs snap up former county star

FPs are today delighted to announce the signing of former Surrey and Sussex star Rory Hamilton-Brown. The all rounder recently retired from 1st class cricket and has begun working in the Oil Industry. Now reinstated as an amateur, he will split his time between playing in all 3 Grade sides. Hamilton-Brown said “he would be a fool to turn down such an offer and was thoroughly looking forward to playing cricket at a grassroots level”.  He also looks forward to “playing with greats of local game such as Ian Johnston, Harry Mapplebeck, Arul Senthil and Chris Clelland.”

Small Clubs Cup Draw

FPs have been drawn away to Morton who play in Edinburgh (http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/mortoncricketclub/) in the Quarter Final of the Small Clubs Cup.  The match will be played on Sunday 7th June.  If succesful, FPs will play away to one of Victoria, Ellon or last years apparent Grades champions Bon Accord, 3 weeks later.

2015 Fixtures Announced

The 2015 fixtures have been announced with the 1st XI starting with a tough trip to face Mannofield at Inverurie.  The 2nd XI promoted to Grade 2 face relegated Inverurie at Rubislaw in a very difficult opener, while 3rds begin against 2nd Kemnay Kintore at Harlaw.

Full Fixtures (excluding Aberdeenshire, Small Clubs and Turriff Cup) are:
1st XI
25-Apr Mannofield (A)
02-May Ellon (H)
09-May Fraserburgh (A)
16-May Banchory (A)
23-May Crescent (H)
30-May Lahore Karahi (H)
06-Jun Bon Accord (H)
13-Jun Cults (A)
20-Jun Knightriders (H)
27-Jun Mannofield (H)
04-Jul Lahore Karahi (A)
11-Jul Ellon (A)
18-Jul Fraserburgh (H)
25-Jul Banchory (H)
01-Aug Crescent (A)
08-Aug Knightriders (A)
15-Aug Cults (H)
22-Aug Bon Accord (A)
29-Aug Turriff Cup Finals

2nd XI

25-Apr Inverurie (H)
02-May Gordonians (A)
09-May Academy (H)
16-May Stonehaven (H)
23-May No Game
30-May Gordonians (A) – Cup
06-Jun 2nd Knightriders (A)
13-Jun SDQX (H)
20-Jun Methlick (A)
27-Jun Inverurie (A)
04-Jul Cup
11-Jul Gordonians (H)
18-Jul Academy (A)
25-Jul Stonehaven (A)
01-Aug Cup Final
08-Aug Methlick (H)
15-Aug SDQX (A)
22-Aug 2nd Knightriders (H)

3rd XI

25-Apr 2nd Kemnay-Kintore (H)
02-May Siyapa (A)
09-May 2nd Methlick (H)
16-May Turriff (H)
23-May Grampian (H) – (Cup)
30-May No Game
06-Jun Grampian (A)
13-Jun 2nd Stonehaven (H)
20-Jun Portcullis (A)
27-Jun 2nd Kemnay-Kintore (A)
04-Jul Cup
11-Jul Siyapa (H)
18-Jul 2nd Methlick (A)
25-Jul Turriff (A)
01-Aug Cup Final
08-Aug Portcullis (H)
15-Aug 2nd Stonehaven (A)
22-Aug Grampian (H)