Heavy rain overnight which continued for most of the day meant there was no chance of play at either Rubislaw or Methlick today. While FPs have been lucky so far managing to complete all 3 games previously in dubious conditions at times, this represented the 3rd week out of 4 for some sides with no cricket. With games on Saturday and Sunday next week, all sides will be hoping for improvement in the weather. 1sts take on Knightriders at home on Saturday and then face Cults away in the cup on Sunday. 2nds have a free Saturday and take on Stonehaven in the cup on Sunday.
2nds kept up their great start to the 2019 season with a 3rd win from 3 as they continued to vanquish memories of 2018’s tricky campaign. Skipper Aman Sood was again to the fore hitting 72 of FPs 230 for 7 but was well supported by Ian Johnston (21) in a 101 run stand for the 3rd wicket. Elia Gubbala also made 27 and Mahesh Challa 23. The score was further boosted by 48 extras including 36 wides.
With the ball Mahesh Challa gave a nudge to the selectors with his 10 overs garnering him 3 for 25. Amand Sood and Sean Harrower both chipped in with 2 wickets, while Gubbala, Roland Knudson and Paul Norwood each took 1. FPs were well in charge when 2nd Knightriders slipped to 122 for 9, but a last wicket stand of 79 lifted the away side to 201 all out, thanks to 62 from Jaggavarapu and 32 not out from last man Tewari.
Chris Clelland continued his quest for the wicket keeping prize with another 3 victims in the 29 run win. Next up is a tricky away game at Methlick for FPs.
Conner McKinney hit a maiden FPs century on a challenging Links pitch, eventually falling for 120 out of FPs 194 for 8. He came in at 10 for 2 and having been dropped a simple catch by Thangaraj in the gully when on just 3, he took full advantage with a superb knock. The majority of his 1st 70 runs were collected with clever placement and lightening quick running, before unleashing some big blows late in the piece. With only Alex Keith (21) and Geoff Morrison (18) passing 3, McKinney’s innings was pivotal in the match. Overall he hit 3 6s and 9 4s and shared a vital 88 with Geoff Morrison for the 7th wicket after FPs had been wobbling at 105 for 6. Crescent looked well on course with Nathan Thangaraj making a fluent 67, but when he was superbly caught by that man McKinney, Crescent fell behind the rate and Karan Anand (4/36), Harry Mapplebeck (2/20) and Prash (2/34) nipped in to complete a 20 run win. Continue reading →
We run three elevens in the local Aberdeenshire Grades and play our home games at Rubislaw on Harlaw Road.
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