Teams for 29th April

1ST XI V Crescent

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
C Clelland (w)
C Herd
G Morrison
A Keith
R Knudson
S Knudson
H Mapplebeck
M Nattrass
A Senthil

RUBISLAW XI V Dunecht

Leave 12.00 from Grammar Club

K Whyte (c)
I Bell
M Dias
J Eagles
I Johnston
V Karimilla
J Lord
A McDonald
P Norwood (w)
A Sood
TBC

Outdoor Nets Start Tonight

Our outdoor nets are (just about) ready and the first session is this evening (Thursday 20th April). We start at 6pm and will run until around 8pm. Please try and be there as close to 6pm as you can.

Nets continue next Tuesday and Thursday.

Theatre of Dreams Confirmed

FPs are delighted to today confirm that they have reached deal with the local council to buy the Duthie Park and erect a 25,000 all seater cricket stadium on the site.  The deal will mainly be financed by the independently wealthy Gary DW Stuart and is the culmination of a dream born many years ago.  There will be something for everyone in the new stadium, with a ladies only area know as the Mapplebeck enclosure, the 6 hitting Johnston Zone, for the best view of the maximums and the less magnificent but no less important Morrison Cover Drive Stand situated at the side of the stadium.

The Buchan youth development area will be sure to be a popular haunt for would be spotters of talent from other clubs.  The trophy cabinet is expected to be relocated to the new arena, although this part of the development will be rather smaller than Stuart’s grandiose stadium plans.

Commenting from his cruise ship, Mr Stuart remarked that he had “been delighted to have avoided most of the planning rules in place by hiring his own well paid lawyers and is thrilled that the NotoDuthie pressure group have been silenced”.  He refused to comment on if he would be a hands on owner sharing tips on legside wide bowling or not.  Club Stalwart Roland Knudson confirmed he has been engaged in a 20 year deal to supply scones to the new arena and will also continue to buy all patrons beer regardless if it is his round or not.

Indoor Nets This Wednesday 8pm

Indoor nets continue this Wednesday at the Grammar Gym.  All welcome, please be there for the 8pm start, we have the hall booked for 2 hours.

2017 Fixtures Announced

The 1st XI league campaign starts on Saturday 29th April with the 2nd and 3rd XI starting the following week.  Fixtures are as follows:

1st XI

29 April         Crescent (H)

6 May           Cults (A)

13 May         Knightriders (H)

20 May         Ellon (H)

27 May         Bon Accord (A)

03 June         Kemnay/Kintore (A)

10 June         Inverurie (H)

17 June         Academy (H)

24 June         Mannofield (A)

01 July          Cults (H)

08 July          Knightriders (A)

15 July          Crescent (A)

22 July          Ellon (A)

29 July         Bon Accord (H)

5 August       Mannofield (H)

12 August     Inverurie (A)

19 August     Academy (A)

26 August     Kemnay/Kintore (H)

2nd XI

6 May           Superkings (H)

13 May         Dunecht (A)

20 May         2nd Grampian (A)

27 May         Stonehaven (H)

03 June         2nd Grampian (H) Cup

10 June         Crathie (A)

17 June         Portcullis (A)

24 June         Siyapa (H)

01 July          Superkings (A)

08 July          Dunecht (H)

15 July          Stonehaven or Siyapa (A) Cup

22 July          2nd Grampian (H)

29 July         Stonehaven (A)

5 August       Siyapa (A)

12 August     Crathie (H)

19 August     Portcullis (H)

26 August     Reid Cup Final

3rd XI

6 May           2nd Cults (H)

13 May         Turriff (A)

20 May         2nd Kemnay/Kintore (H)

27 May         2nd Stonehaven (A)

03 June         2nd Cults (A) Cup

10 June         Free Day

17 June         2nd Methlick (H)

24 June         2nd Ellon (A)

01 July          2nd Cults (A)

08 July          2nd Stonehaven (H)

15 July          2nd Kemnay Kintore(A) Cup

22 July          2nd Kemnay/Kintore (A)

29 July         Turriff (H)

5 August       2nd Ellon (H)

12 August     Free Day

19 August     2nd Methlick (A)

26 August     Johnston Cup Final