Keith, Hameed, Eagles & Hegde dominate trophies

2014 Trophy Dinner

2014 Trophy Dinner

IMG_1449FPs end of season trophy night was dominated by 4 main men as John Eagles and Rutwik Hegde collected 3 trophies while Alex Keith and  Sajid Hameed each claimed 2.  Roland Knudson was once again voted clubman of the year and Magesh won the prestigous Sandy Davidson Memorial Trophy.  An excellent night was held at club sponsor’s restuarant Shri Bheemas.

The full list of winners were:

AGSFP 1st XI Trophy (Average) – Alex Keith 39.1

AGSFP Bowling – 1st XI Trophy (Average) Sajid Hameed 11.85

AM Davidson Memorial Trophy – Magesh Devendran

Stewart Trophy 1ST (Aggregate Runs) – Alex Keith 625

Stewart Runner-up Cup                (Aggregate wickets) – Sajid Hameed 39

1st XI All Round Trophy – Sam Knudson

Fielding Cup (All Teams) – Matt Barker 8

Proctor Batting Cup (Aggregate 2nds) – John Eagles 303

Hopkin Bowling Cup (Aggregate 2nds) – John Eagles 41

All Round Cup (2nds & 3rds) – John Eagles

Young Player of the Year – Rutwik Hegde

Moir Champagne Moment – Rutwik Hegde 1st 50 with a 6 to win the game

Clubman of the year – Roland Knudson

Batting  3rds (Aggregate) – Rutwik Hegde

Bowling                3rds (Aggregate) – Sandeep Dhamani

 

 

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Rutwik Reigns at Grades Dinner

Rutwik Hedge is presented with his prizes by Graham Gooch

Rutwik Hedge is presented with his prizes by Graham Gooch

 

Rutwik Hedge was a double winner at the Grades Dinner claiming both the Under 18 batting and Under 18 Bowling trophies.  It capped a fine season for the talented all rounder.  It was the first time an FP player had won the an under 18 Grade trophy since club legend Gordon Inkson won in early 90s. Current opener also won in 1986 and was on hand to see Rutwik collect his prize.

Magesh Devendran the 2nd team captain also collected the Grade 3 trophy.P1050382(1)P1050397(1)

FPs Land 6s Title

FimagePs closed their season by winning The Andy Parkin Memorial 6s in Glasgow, rather surprisingly defeating much fancied Glasgow Accies in the final.  Rob Swiergon batted superbly throughout and was well supported by Mo Ahmed. With the ball Sam Knudson claimed 5 wickets in his 18 balls during the tournament, regularly removing the danger men.

Winning team, Gary Stuart, Sam Knudson, Geoff Morrison, Harry Mapplebeck, Rob Swiergon, Mo Ahmed

Winning team, Gary Stuart, Sam Knudson, Geoff Morrison, Harry Mapplebeck, Rob Swiergon, Mo Ahmed

FPs started slowly as Geoff Morrison (23) and Gary Stuart (13*) could only amass an underwhelming 46 from 5 overs (30 balls) against The BBC. Needing to win to stay in, as BBC had already won, FPs bowled superbly, with Morrison and Knudson in the wickets to restrict BBC to 40.

In the 2nd game against Old Garscubians, FPs conceded far too many 72 but managed to pass the 59 needed to make the final on run rate, Swiergon hitting a couple of vital 6s.

FPs bowled 1st in the final against a confident Glasgow side and Gary Stuart and Sam Knudson both removed dangerous players as Glasgow Accies posted a competitive 50. FPs were always in charge of the chase with Swiergon making 19 not out. They needed 9 from the final over and after 2 singles, the game seemed secure when Ahmed levelled the scores with a huge six over long on with 3 balls remaining. The next two balls were dots, but with a super over looming, Ahmed launched the last ball straight for 6 to end on 18 not out and secure the trophy.

Overall, it was a great day and it was good that FPs could finally secure the trophy at the 3rd attempt, ironically against stronger opposition than in previous years. There was also lots of money raised for charity and Frank Johnstone did a superb job of organising a great event yet again.imageimageimageimageimage

Lahore knock FPs into Different Time Zone

Lahore Karahi strolled to an impressive 10 wicket win as they easily chased 173 to advance to the final of the Turriff Cup 2020 at the expense of FPs.  Perhaps the bigger story was the complete lack of respect displayed by FPs opponents, who did not turn up until 40 minutes after the scheduled start time and harangued the umpires throughout on various issues.  FPs will feel it was a major chance missed as they started against only 6 men. Continue reading

Night of the Champions

As the well informed among you will already be aware, FP’s 2nd XI clinched this season’s Grade 3 title a couple of weekends ago with victory over 2nd Mannofield.

In honour of this achievement there is a night out scheduled for Saturday 30 August (tomorrow). We will be meeting at the FP Clubhouse on Queens Road by 8pm for a few drinks before heading into town for a few more.

All are welcome to attend. If you wish to meet up with us later in the evening then get in touch on 07958 543 642 and I’ll let you know where we are.

Matt