2 Counties Cup Team – Thursday 21st June

2 counties cup 2020 v stoneywood dyce (H)

Meet 17.30 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand (vc)
A Haider
C Herd
S Knudson
G Morrison (w)
P Poosappadi
D Russell
A Senthil
A Sood
R Wilkie

12th Man M Nattrass

Dads Army Saves the Day at Cults

Knudson & Thomson combined to see FPs home

Veterans Roland Knudson and John Thomson saved the day at Cults as FPs narrowly avoided a shock defeat in the Aberdeenshire Cup. Having conceded 157 to Cults on a very tricky pitch, FPs were indebted to a stand of 24 for the 9th wicket between the old hands to see them to victory with a ridiculous 16 overs to spare. Knudson made 19 not out including a huge straight six and he and Thomson then scrambled an unlikely 3 with an overthrow to hand FPs a semi final place against Mannofield. Continue reading

Inverurie Dampen FP Title Hopes

FPs were deservedly beaten at Inverurie

Inverurie were deserved winners against an under par FPs on Saturday at a very wet Kellands Park. In conditions more akin to Genesis Chapter 6, both sides battled on bravely in pouring rain for large parts which left the pitch in fairly dire straits long before the end.  Despite a determined 61 from Alex Keith and 44 from Eddie Steinson, FPs total of 178 all out  always looked like it was not quite enough and Chris Watson made sure of this with a splendid 92 which was the mainstay of Inverurie’s 7 wicket win, George Hadden hitting a dogged 40 in support. Continue reading

Teams for 16th and 17th June

1st XI v Inverurie (A)

Meet 12.15 at Kellands Park

R Swiergon (c)
C Clelland (w)
A Keith
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
C McKinney
G Morrison
H Penman
P Poosappadi
E Steinson
J Thomson

2nd XI v Stonehaven (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

A Sood (c)
A Haider
S Harrower
I Johnston
A Macdonald
F Monnapillai
N Noor
P Norwood
D Russell (w)
A Senthil
R Wilkie

1st XI v Cults (A)

Meet 12.30 at Allan Park

R Swiergon (c)
C Clelland (w)
A Keith
R Knudson
S Knudson
G Morrison
A Senthil
A Sood
E Steinson
J Thomson
R Wilkie

Rubislaw Run Fest as FPs pass Academy Test

A good team effort kept FPs season on track

FPs won a very good natured game on Saturday by 58 runs against a spirited Academy side at a sunny Rubislaw.  With a re-laid artificial surface and a lightening quick outfield, FPs scored 292 for 8 which was upgraded to 302 for 8 after penalty runs were awarded in the 2nd innings in rather unfortunate circumstances when Academy were twice penalised for running on the pitch. FPs were led by an aggressive 66 from Alex Keith and was well supported by skipper Swiergon who struck 57, Arul Senthil who made 41 and the a Karan Anand blitz who smashed 73 in quick time. Academy were always behind the rate and despite a fine century from Kache (110), they eventually closed on a very creditable 244 for 8, Roland Knudson claiming 3 wickets.  With Bon Accord losing to Mannofield FPs reclaimed top spot on run rate. Continue reading