Number 11 John Thomson top scored with 30 not out and took the winning wicket as FPs won a compelling game at Inverurie. FPs looked dead and buried at 73 for 9 but Chris Clelland (26no) at 9 and last man Thomson combined to add an unbeaten 58 to lift FPs to 131 for 9. Prash then bowled a fantastic spell to take 5 for 19 as FPs turned the game round to win by 21 runs. Continue reading
FPs title hopes were all but ended as they crumbled to a 30 run defeat to Knightriders at Groats Road. Having bowled well, FPs let the initiative slip as they allowed Knightriders to make 151 for 8 and then batted poorly on a tricky wicket, being bowled out in the final over, only Karan Anand 38 and Rob Swiergon making any impact.
For Knightriders, Tenneti batted well to make 49 with Prash claiming 2 wickets for FPs. There were also 4 run outs as FPs fielded well in the most part. 5 wickets for Vijayraj meant that Knightriders pushed FPs behind the rate and ultimately claimed a deserved victory.
FPs team: Keith, Morrison, Senthil, Swiergon, Anand, Proud, Mapplebeck, Herd, Clelland, Challa, Prash
With the title now out of grasp, FPs face Inverurie away on Saturday in a battle to claim 2nd spot. They will have to do it without a string of players including Anand, Senthil and Herd who are either injured or unavailable, but it sure to be a good contest.
Man of The Match
Prash bowled well against his previous side.
The number of run outs – proper village fare…
1ST XI V Inverurie (A)
Meet 11.45 at Grammar Club or 12.15 at Kellands Park, Inverurie
R Swiergon (c)
2Nd XI V Methlick (H)
Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw
A Sood (c)
2Nd XI V Siyapa (N)
Meet 12.00 at Grammar Club or 12.30 at Peoples Park, Dyce
A Sood (c)
Literally years after our last round of 21 questions we caught up with Callum one quiet Saturday morning as he was going through his usual professional pre-game preparations …..
Age: Externally – 24, Internally – 86, Emotionally – Drained
Occupation: Leasing agent, love a fully furnished flat with gas central heating and double glazing. Must say those 3 things at least 10 times a day. Outwith that, part-functioning alcoholic.
Role in Team: All rounder who can’t score more than 20 and front line spinner with the incapability of pitching 6 balls in the same half of the pitch an over.
Previous Clubs: Aberdeenshire CC twice… less said about that the better, Aberdeen University Cricket Club , Royal Challengers Rubislaw (Back to Back to Back Champions) , AU 2s Indoor (Scottish Champions, undefeated) Continue reading
Harry Mapplebeck was the FPs hero as he top scored with 36 and claimed 3 for 18 as FPs won a tight contest at Ellon by 3 runs. Having been dismissed for an under par 144 on a challenging wicket, FPs bowled and fielded superbly to turn the tables and claim a vital win and move back up to 2nd in the league. Karan Anand also took 3 wickets including bowling Middleton to seal the match, Ellon perhaps regretting turning down a number of singles as the match reached it’s conclusion.