Reid Cup Final (second attempt) played on 31st August 2013
The scene for the Reid Cup final between 2nd AGSFPs and Kemnay-Kintore (KK) was set in Burnett Park, Banchory – one of the most beautiful grounds in Aberdeen shire especially on a glorious sunny day. The first attempt to play this final failed when nature intervened with a rain and the game had to be abandoned.
The grey, gloomy and rainy clouds which hung above Aberdeen didn’t curb the enthusiasm of 2nd FPs and 2nd Mannofield players to play this final Grade 3 game of the season. 2nd Mannofield required a win to stay in Grade 3 and the FPs required 5 points to remain in 5th position. The team selected for this crucial clash was Magesh (c), Karthik (vc), Kieran, Rizwan, Jesten, Arul, Vishal, Rahul, Jim Lee (wkt), Saro and Kiran Bhanu. Sincere thanks to James Williams for generously agreeing to be on standby despite his busy schedule for the day. Continue reading
FP’s 2nd XI faced a 2nd Knightriders team which up to this point in the season had won every game they’d played. Looking to upset the apple cart, FPs put together a strong side to take to the field at Harlaw Academy playing fields.
Club records tumbled and personal milestones were smashed as FPs 2nd XI destroyed 2nd Gordonians at Rubislaw.
FPs scored 380 runs in 42 overs with maiden centuries for Kieran Whyte (204) and Chris Clelland (100) before bowling Gordonians out for 42, Karthik Mohanan the pick of the bowlers with 5-15.
Kieran Whyte hit an astonishing double century for 2nd FPs as they racked up 380 versus 2nd Gordonians. At 204 it was the highest score by an FPs player and also it is believed the 380 was FPs highest ever total. Whyte, who normally opens the bowling and bats in the middle order has been promoted the last two games and has proved his batting is as good as his bowling. Chris Clelland also hit a maiden century for FPs after years of trying in a remarkable batting effort.