Its a Washout

There was no chance of play on a wet Saturday

After persistent heavy rain overnight, the rain continued all morning on Saturday meaning all 3 games were wiped out for FPs along with most sides in Scotland.  It was a bitter blow as after some really hard work to source players after 2 scratchings, 3rds were set to complete their 1st game of the season against 2nd Kemnay Kintore.  1sts clash with bottom of the table Ellon was called off as was 2nds away clash with 2nd Grampian.

With the weather looking better for Sunday, the Rubislaw XI should start their league campaign after previous postponements with a game at home to Gordonians.

Next Saturday, cricket may well take a back seat for a number of the long established clubs and players due to a certain game in Glasgow, but not with standing FPs have 3 Saturday fixtures, 1sts at Bon Accord, 2nds at home to Stonehaven and 3rds are scheduled to travel to 2nd Stonehaven.

The following day 1sts host Edinburgh Accies in the CS Challenge Cup, the trophy brought in to replace the Small Clubs Cup which FPs won so magnificently in 2016.

Teams for 20th and 21st May

1ST XI V Ellon (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
J Davey
S Hameed
C Herd
S Knudson
P McDonald
G Morrison (w)
M Nattrass
A Senthil
J Thomson

2nd XI V 2nd Grampian (A)

Leave 12.15 from Grammar Club or meet 12.30 at Sheddocksley

R Knudson (c)
M Barker
C Clelland (w)
J Eagles
E Gubbala
A Haider
V Karrimilla
J Lord
D Russell
TBC
TBC

3rd XI V 2ND Kemnay-Kintore (H)

Meet 12.30 at Harlaw

I Johnston (c)
A Ali
N Chawla
G Gardner
B Joseph
J Lee (w)
A Macdonald
P Norwood
D Selvaraj
TBC
TBC

Rubislaw XI V Gordonians XI (H)

Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw

M Nattrass (c)
A Ali
G Gardner
I Johnston
V Karrimilla
J Lee (w)
J Lord
A Macdonald
P Norwood
D Selvaraj
TBC

Team for 2020 Match Tuesday 16th May

rubislaw XI V sdcc (H)

Meet 1740 at Rubislaw. Match Starts at 6pm

Captain Swiergon will hope a change of format brings a change of luck

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
J Davey
A Haider
S Hameed
C Herd
A Keith
S Knudson
H Mapplebeck
G Morrison (w)
M Nattrass

All Round Herd Eases FPs Home

Social Media favourite Callum Herd produced a fine all round showing

Callum Herd is a man who does not like to end a night early, but some late hitting ensured FPs chased down the tough task of 227 earlier than expected, with 3 overs to spare.  He had earlier slowed a Knightriders juggernaut that had threatened to post well in excess of 300 with some crafty off spin and was badly let down by some dreadful catching, keeper Morrison producing one of the worst drops you’ll see in many years.  Herd then built on som

Herd is congratulated after a catch was finally held off his bowling

e good batting by Keith 79 and Morrison 40 who put on 83 for the 1st wicket, to smash 34 in 20 balls to lead FPs to the brink of the win, which Senthil completed in fine style.  Earlier for Knightriders Mahan made a fine 86 and Vijay an excellent 76 in a stand of  150.

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Teams for 13th May

1ST XI V Knight Riders (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
J Davey
S Hameed
C Herd
A Keith
S Knudson
H Mapplebeck
G Morrison (w)
R Rutnam
A Senthil

2nd XI V Dunecht (A)

Leave 12.00 from the Grammar Club

R Knudson (c)
A Ali
C Clelland (w)
A Haider
J Lord
A Macdonald
P McDonald
M Nattrass
D Russell
A Sood
J Thomson