An Evening of Silverware

FPs got their hands on the Grade 1 title for the 1st time since 1942, marking the 3rd time the club had lifted the trophy, having also won it in 1939.  As well as raising this magnificent trophy, skipper Rob Swiergon was voted by Jack Nixon as Press player of the year and Roland Knudson and Leston D’Costa both won awards for the 2017 season.  Knudson scooping the Grade 1 bowling (Urquhart Cup) for the very 1st time, seeing off some top contenders.

Youngster D’Costa impressed for all 3 teams during the season and has claimed both the Abdul Hayee Cup for Under 18 batting and the Cope Cup which is the overall batting prize for Grade 4.  He was also nominated for the Press young player of the year but had to be content with his haul of 2 trophies.

 

2018 Office Bearers Confirmed

FPs 2017 AGM was held recently with new office bearers confirmed for the 2018 season.  After winning the title, Rob Swiergon continues as skipper and Mike Nattrass will captain the 2nd XI, something he often did last season in the absence of a full time leader.  Karan Anand is the 1st XI vice captain and Mike Nattrass will be assisted by Aman Sood as 2nd XI vice captain.  Ian Johnston will continue as 3rd XI captain. The following office bearers were elected.

President: Jeremy Moir

1st XI Captain: Rob Swiergon

1st XI Vice-Captain: Karan Anand

2nd XI Captain: Mike Nattrass

2nd XI Vice-Captain: Aman Sood

3rd XI Captain: Ian Johnston

Secretary: Chris Clelland

Youth Convenor: Ian Johnston

Webmaster: Chris Clelland

Congratulations to Rob Swiergon who was also elected an Honourary Vice President as recognition as is traditional for 1st XI Captains.

Indoor League Starts This Sunday

FPs indoor winter campaign begins this Sunday.  Games are scheduled for 29th October, 5th November, 19th November, 3rd December, 21st January, 4th February, 18th February, 4th March and 11th March.  These are all Sundays and games are in the afternoon and take just 45  minutes and is a great fun.

If any players have yet to express their wish to play this season, please do ASAP by contacting Mike Nattrass or Karan Anand.

Awards at both ends of the age scale for FPs duo

FPs were delighted to learn that Roland Knudson and Leston D’Costa have both won awards for the 2017 season.  Veteran spinner Knudson, rolled back the years during 2017, to make a triumphant return to the 1st XI and has scooped the Grade 1 bowling (Urquhart Cup) for the very 1st time, seeing off some top contenders.

Youngster D’Costa impressed for all 3 teams during the season and has claimed both the Abdul Hayee Cup for Under 18 batting and the Cope Cup which is the overall batting prize for Grade 4.  At his current rate of progress we are sure he he will be contending for awards in higher Grades in the years to come.

Congratulations to both Roland and Leston.

 

Sad News

We were saddened to hear that Doug Smith, a great supporter and Honorary Vice-President of the Cricket Section passed away on Thursday 5th October. There will be a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate  Douglas’ life on Thursday 2nd November, 12 noon at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Milltimber. All friends are respectfully invited.

Doug was not only a cricket player and supporter, he played the game in the right spirit and firmly believed that sportsmanship, fair play and having fun were the most important aspects of the game.