With a less than optimistic forecast for the weekend’s weather it looked as though cricket may be forced into submission by the wet stuff as it was so many times last year. However Grammar 2nd XI arrived in Ellon to find the Gods smiling down on them, bright warm sunshine and a smooth grassy wicket, what more could a Scottish cricketer ask for.
Spirits were high after last week’s win and with the playgroup facilities at their disposal Grammar suited up, Kieran Whyte briefly considering adopting a plastic policeman’s helmet. Magesh strolled to the middle for the toss, he lost but Ellon opted to bat first giving Grammar the desired outcome anyway. Continue reading
After the drubbing at the hands of Kemnay-Kintore 1st XI last week, Grammar 2nd XI were looking to turn things around and a sunny day at Methlick was the perfect setting to do just that.
The skipper had taken the feedback from the team very seriously after last week’s defeat and was busily jotting down stuff on stickies through the drive down to Methlick. Just before the start of the match each team member was handed a stickie with a description of the role he was expected to perform. Continue reading
FPs 2nd XI were well beaten by a clinical Kemnay-Kintore side at a bright but cold Rubislaw, losing by 8 wickets after posting a meagre target of 90 runs.
The 2013 season started in a similar manner to how the 2012 season ended with rain washing out the planned friendly at Perth for the 2nd year running. FPs will now hope the planned friendlies at Gordonians and Dunecht next week will take place.
FPs are delighted to announce they will launch a 3rd team in 2013, initially playing in Grade 3. This is the latest stage in long term plans for the club.
As ever any players looking to join the club can email firstname.lastname@example.org
News on indoor nets to follow soon.